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.
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".
Research assistants of the Center for Language and Brain Speak participated at the ABC'21 Conference
On December 3, Research Assistants of the Center for Language and Brain - Militina Gomozova, Semen Kudriavtsev and Alina Minnigulova - made poster presentations at the ABC'21 conference: Language and Cognition in Typical and Atypical Development.
Nina Zdorova published her new paper about reading development in Russian-speaking children in The Russian Journal of Cognitive Science (RJCS).
Congratulations to Olga on the successful defense of her PhD thesis!
Svetlana Dorofeeva at the Scientific and Practical Conference held as a part of the International Dyslexia Awareness Week
Svetlana Dorofeeva, a member of the HSE Center for Language and Brain, spoke at the Scientific and Practical Conference "School Difficulties: Modern strategies for helping children", organized by the Russian Association of Parents and Children with Dyslexia, and co-organized by the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.
A unique awake brain surgery has been carried out in Nizhny Novgorod with the participation of staff of the Centre for Language and Brain Studies. For the first time, neurolinguists in Nizhny Novgorod assisted in the removal of a brain tumour with mapping of a bilingual patient who is a native speaker of Tatar and Russian. The participants—Natalia Gronskaya, Director of the Centre for Language and Brain Studies, Alina Minnigulova, research assistant, and Lilia Mavlekhanova, invited expert and native speaker of Tatar—spoke about the specifics of the operation.
In September-October 2021, a research group from the Center for Language and Brain (Olga Parshina, Olga Dragoy, Nina Zdorova and Anastasia Kromina) collected reading data in children in the capital of the Republic of Adygea, Maykop.
On October 11, 2021, the staff of the Center held an open seminar in Naberezhnye Chelny on "Neuronal foundations of speech disorders and the development of neuro-linguistic tests". The event was organized within the framework of a scientific agreement with Kazan Federal University.
How can a small Russian research group become a world-famous scientific centre in less than a decade? A special edition of the Frontiers in Psychologyjournal devoted to increasing public awareness of neuroscience features an article about the HSE University Center for Language and Brain, including the successes and challenges of its early years.