Cognitive Control, Communication and Perception Group
One of the central questions in cognitive science concerns the role which general systems (e.g. attention, memory) play in the acquisition, storage, and retrieval of abstract and concrete representations. On one hand, this question refers to the issue of the activation exchange, overlap or higher-order universal representations available for different knowledge domains. On the other, this question concerns the role of control and access mechanisms in regulating the interplay between different knowledge representations. Our newly organized research group pursues these two questions in a research agenda focusing on the role of domain-general (e.g. attention) and domain-specific (perceptual, sensory-motor) systems in representing abstract and concrete knowledge. We incorporate various theoretical approaches and research methodologies in order to investigate the cognitive processes and the corresponding neuroanatomical networks involved in human communication. Our main focus is on the analysis of the interplay between the domain-specific and the domain-general cognitive operations as well as the reliance of these operations on the shared neural networks.
Our ongoing projects include the following:
Language-cognition interface in sentence production
Investigation of on the neural dynamics of spoken and written language comprehension (EEG, MEG)
Manual affordances in memory and perception
Multimodal neuroimaging of rapid language learning with the help of EEG, MEG, fMRI and TMS
This project seeks to develop techniques for assessing neurocognitive functions (e.g. attention, lexico-semantic memories) objectively and non-invasively, and on optimal protocols for non-invasive mapping of language-related neural activity in various conditions (e.g. aphasia) . This is done using patient-friendly MEG as well as fRMI and TMS in neurological patients and using healthy subjects.
Embodied representations of language, magnitude and number
CCCP Lab is currently in the process of being established at HSE in a joint effort with our international collaborators.
Prof. Yury Shtyrov
Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University
Visiting Professor, PI
Dr. Andriy Myachykov
Psychology Dept, Northumbria University
Visiting Professor at HSE, co-PI
Dr. Anna Shestakova
Director of HSE Research Centre for Cognition and Decision Making
Dr. Olga Martynova
Head of the Graduate School of Psychology
Dr. Beatriz Martín-Luengo
Post-doctoral scientist, CAS Fellow
|Dr. Beatriz Bermudez-Margaretto||Post-doctoral scientist, CAS Fellow|
Mikhail Pokhoday, MRes
Research Assistant, PhD student, Research project: Role of attention in sentence production: beyond visual modality
|Research Assistant, PhD student, Research project: Neural mechanisms of the post-stroke aphasia recovery and their induction using non-invasive brain stimulation and constraint-induced aphasia therapy|
|Nikolay Dagaev||Research Assistant|
2nd year Master students
1st year Master students
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