What will I be able to do?
Every day, new facts and knowledge about molecular, physiological and cognitive mechanisms defining behavior are accumulated that allows researchers to come closer to the unveiling of complex laws governing perception, attention, memory, thinking, emotions and consciousness. To integrate this knowledge, new interdisciplinary approaches have been developed and put forward in the cognitive neuroscience field. This situation calls for the wide-scope professionals who not only have the most recent knowledge in various fields of psychology, neurobiology, linguistics and modeling, but also master the modern methods in cognitive sciences.
The Master’s program “Cognitive sciences and technologies: from neuron to cognition” aims at advanced training of specialists in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and theoretical neuroscience. The course is taught in English. The program emphasizes practical aspects of cognitive sciences: a significant amount of study time is allocated for acquisition of experimental skills, development and implementation of and realization of both fundamental and applied research projects. Internships in best Russian Federation and international laboratories and research centers are possible. For their experimental studies, students are free to choose from the following research facilities available at the HSE and its partners transcranial magnetic stimulation, electroencephalography, magnetoencephalography, eye-tracking and other techniques.
After graduating from our program, our alumni will be able to design experimental paradigms, analyze and interpret complex data on the advanced level and conduct state-of-the-art behavioral and psychophysiological experiments by means of modern neuroimaging techniques.
Master’s program “Cognitive sciences and technologies: from neuron to cognition” gives proficiency in signal processing, statistical data analysis and in interpretation of neuronal mechanisms that underlie various cognitive processes. Students also gain skills of modeling behavior of complex systems such as ion channels, neuronal networks, etc. Acquired knowledge may be applied in different areas, from fundamental research to biomedicine, biotechnologies and production management systems. Alumni of Master’s program “Cognitive sciences and technologies: from neuron to cognition” can continue their career in science or biomedical industry (i.e. in the project developing brain-computer interface), or in education. Professional skills gained during education on our program allows bright career in Russian academic institutions and abroad.
Graduates are prepared for jobs with:
- Research laboratories and international research centers
- Companies with projects devoted to optimizing and evaluating user’s interfaces
- Universities and schools
- Projects on brain-computer interface development
- Clinical applications (pre-surgery brain mapping)