‘I Dream that Universities Will Have Accredited Programmes in Disability Research’
Art historian and cultural scientist Alexander Salenkov graduated from the HSE University School of Cultural Studies with a Master’s in Visual Culture in 2018. In September, he will be returning to the school as a lecturer. Alexander spoke to the HSE University’s Age-Mates project about inclusion and the importance of making sure that people with disabilities are heard.
How Bilingual Brains Work: Cross-language Interplay and an Integrated Lexicon
An international team of researchers led by scientists from the HSE University have examined the interplay of languages in the brains of bilinguals. Using EEG data of Russian-English bilinguals, the authors were the first to demonstrate nearly instant and automatic detection of semantic similarity between words belonging to their two languages, suggesting the existence of an integrated bilingual lexicon in which words are activated in parallel in both languages. The study findings are published in Cortex.