The Center for Language and Brain studies brain and language connection using cutting-edge methods and technologies. We are interested in the speech of kids and adults, mono- and bilinguals, patients with various neurogenic speech disorders. In collaboration with worldwide renowned specialists, we organize open lectures and seminars. HSE students can write a term paper supervised by the lab members, undertake an internship in one of our projects or join the lab as research assistants to do some serious science.
The center was established on April 1, 2018 on the basis of the Neurolinguistics laboratory, which has worked at HSE since 2013 under the leadership of Olga Dragoy.
Since 2018, the Centre is supported by the RF Government grant № 14.641.31.0004.
Members of the Center for Language and Brain took part in a linguistic expedition in the Republic of Adygea
Members of the Language Center for Language and Brain together with colleagues from the Laboratory of Experimental Linguistics at the Adyghe State University conducted a field expedition in the aul Dzhambechiy, the Republic of Adygea.
Members of the Center for Language and Brain took part at the conference "Cognitive Science in Moscow: New Research"
Employees of the Center for Language and Brain presented their studies at the conference "Cognitive Science in Moscow: New Research". Director of the Center Olga Dragoy spoke at the round table "Undoubted Achievements of Cognitive Science in the 21st Century", where she talked about the successes of neuroscience.
10th Summer Neurolinguistics School
HSE Researchers Identified the Age-Related Changes in Gamma-Band Oscillations in Auditory Cortex in Children
Researchers from the HSE Center for Language and Brain have identified previously unknown age-related changes in brain activity during the perception of auditory information in a group of children aged 7–12 years. The researchers used magnetoencephalography (MEG), an ultra-precise method of brain activity recording. The results obtained can be used to explore the impairments in language comprehension in children with autism. The study was published in the Human Brain Mapping.
Vardan Arutiunian has published a paper in Human Brain Mapping that touches on the age-related changes of gamma oscillations in the auditory cortex of primary-school-aged typically developing children.
From June 27 to 28, 2022, a Summer Neurolinguistic School was held, which is being held for the ninth time by the Center for Language and Brain of the Higher School of Economics. This year's topic was "Experimental studies of ethnic languages of Russia".
Vardan Arutiunian, a Junior Research Fellow at the Center for Language and Brain, defended his PhD thesis
Congratulations to Vardan on the successful defense of his PhD thesis!
The member of the Center for Language and Brain Vardan Arutiunian at the 10th International Conference on Autism (2022) in Moscow.
A new paper of the Center for Language and Brain, in collaboration with the National Medical and Surgical Center Named After N. I. Pirogov, is now published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.