Welcome to Faculty of Psychology...

Dr. Vasily Klucharev, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology

"We continuously increase the number of courses in English and introduce two English-speaking Master’s Programs.

Our researchers get an access to eye-trackers, TMS, multi-channel EEG, MEG and fMRI.

Overall, we build a modern European research and educational center".

20-10-2013

W. Joseph MacInnes, Associate Professor:W. Joseph MacInnes, Associate Professor joined our facutly

"I have an interdisciplinary PhD in cognitive psychology and computer science from Dalhousie University, Halifax, on the east coast of Canada..."

  • Oct 1, 2014
    We invite undergraduates, graduate students and young researchers in the intensive seminar, jointly developed by the HSE, MGPPU, Moscow State University, St. Petersburg State University and Research Center "Kurchatov Institute". Key lectures and workshops will be held at HSE (Laboratory of transcranial magnetic stimulation) and MGPPU (MEG center). The seminar will be held entirely in English. Applications for the workshop should be submitted before October 1, 2014.
  • Sep 1, 2014
    New Master's Program "Cognitive sciences and technologies: from neuron to cognition" starts on 1-09-2014
    Duration: 2 years
    Language of study: English
    ECTS credits: 120
    Our program offers advanced and combined cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and modeling. For thousands of years, huan beings have been puzzled by the mysteries of animal and human behavior: how do memories, emotions, cognition or consciousness actually work? Only relatively recently we started to understand the specific molecular, physiological and cognitive mechanisms underlying our behavior. This MS Program focuses on contemporary research. Students attend lectures in English and practice in the leading laboratories of Moscow and our European partners. The program has strong links with research labs in Moscow's academic institutes. Leading scientists supervise students' practical training and the writing of a Master's thesis in the second year. The program is carried out in close cooperation with the École normale supérieure and Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University.Application period for Russian residents: June 1, 2014 - August 15, 2014Application period for non-residents: March 1, 2014 - July 15, 2014
    More information: Cognitive sciences and technologies: from neuron to cognition


  • Apr 26, 2014
    We invite you to a seminar - "Language, Attention and Representations in Mind and Brain" that will take place on April, 24, at 15.00, room124, Higher School of Economics,  Myasnitskaya str. 20.
  • Jan 19, 2014
    Compared to the spatial synchronization, temporal dynamics of neuronal oscillations only recently gained a widespread attention in neuroscience.  A particularly important and interesting discovery was a demonstration of Long-Range Temporal Correlations (LRTC) in the amplitude dynamics of neuronal oscillations.  LRTC indicate that the autocorrelation of amplitude envelopes decays very slowly, according to a power-law, which in turn indicates that the past neuronal activation has a capacity to affect a future neuronal recruitment. In our studies we showed that LRTC in the amplitude dynamics of neuronal oscillations can extend to tens and even hundreds of seconds. A presence of LRTC in the human brain might indicate that the brain operates at a metastable state, which was theoretically shown to be beneficial for the optimal brain processing. This metastable state might be viewed as a delicate balance between excitation and inhibition. In my talk I will review studies showing a behavioral relevance of LRTC for cognitive and motor activities. Moreover, I will show that LRTC can serve as clinical biomarkers reliably describing pathological neuronal activations in Schizophrenia, Alzheimer and Parkinson’s Disease.