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Oksana Zinchenko

  • Oksana Zinchenko has been at HSE University since 2016.

Education and Degrees

  • 2019

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)
    HSE University

  • 2015

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • 2009-2015 - Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Psychology. Specialist in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology). Psychologist; Teacher of Psychology.

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

  • April-June 2020 - Continuing education program "Python for researchers" NRU HSE, 64 hours.
  • March-June 2020 - Online Specialization "IBM Data Science" confirmed with Professional Certificate.
  • June 2019 - Internship at Laboratoire de Neurosciences cognitives, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris, France.
  • July 2018 - Internship at Neuroscience and Society (INSULA) Laboratory, SISSA, Trieste, Italy.
  • June 9-June 11 2017 - Brainstorm training session on data analysis, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK.
  • June 5-June 11 2016 - 4th Science Factory TMS-EEG Summer School, Aalto University, Finland.
  • July 2015-September 2015 - Internship at Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, Higher School of Economics (HSE).

Young Faculty Support Programme (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Researchers" (2017-2018)

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Dissertation for a degree of Candidate of Science



  • 2019
    XVI European Congress of Psychology (Москва). Presentation: Psychophysiological correlates of social punishment
  • 2018
    44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology (Ann Arbor, Michigan, MI). Presentation: Brain mapping of social norms: fMRI meta-analyses
  • 2017

    SNE’s Annual Conference 2017 (Торонто). Presentation: Fronto-parietal coupling of brain rhythms during third-party punishment

  • 2016
    IEEE International Symposium «Video and Audio Signal Processing in the Context of Neurotechnologies» (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Neurobiological mechanisms of social punishment
  • Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroeconomics (Берлин). Presentation: The role of the temporo-parietal junction and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in third-party punishment of norm violations
  • Cognition, Computation, Communication and Perception (CCCP) Conference 3: “Theoretical and Neurobiological Bases of Higher Cognitive Functions” (Москва). Presentation: Investigation of the interaction between temporo-parietal junction and lateral prefrontal cortex in third-party punishment of norm violations
  • Диагностика в медицинской (клинической) психологии: современное состояние и перспективы (К 105-ЛЕТИЮ СУСАННЫ ЯКОВЛЕВНЫ РУБИНШТЕЙН) (Москва). Presentation: Моральные суждения и имплицитные отношения к жизни и смерти
  • 2015

    XXII МЕЖДУНАРОДНАЯ КОНФЕРЕНЦИЯ СТУДЕНТОВ, АСПИРАНТОВ И МОЛОДЫХ УЧЁНЫХ «ЛОМОНОСОВ» (Москва). Presentation: Влияние способности анализировать эмоциональный опыт на эффективность принятия решения в ситуации неопределенности

  • Международная научно-практическая конференция студентов, аспирантов и молодых специалистов “Психология 21 века: академическое прошлое и будущее”. (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Принятие решения в ситуации неопределенности больных с опухолями головного мозга
  • 5-я Международная конференция "Современные проблемы теоретической и прикладной психологии" (Ереван). Presentation: ПРИНЯТИЕ РЕШЕНИЙ В СИТУАЦИИ НЕОПРЕДЕЛЕННОСТИ И ЭМОЦИОНАЛЬНЫЙ ИНТЕЛЛЕКТ
  • 2014
    «Современные проблемы нейропсихологии и психофизиологии» (Москва). Presentation: Особенности принятия решения в ситуации неопределенности больными с поражениями лобных долей головного мозга

Professional activities

- Invited reviewer, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews

- Invited reviewer, Scientific Reports

- Invited reviewer, Journal of Cognitive Psychology

- Invited reviewer, Current Psychology

- Invited reviewer, PsyCh Journal


Timetable for today

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HSE University’s Online Campus Launches Courses on Three Partner Platforms

Open online courses from leading HSE University researchers are now available on the Russian platforms Lektorium and Edutoria and the Chinese platform XuetangX. HSE University’s online campus now offers more than 350 large-scale open online courses taken not only by HSE students and external attendees, but also by 15,000 online students from partner universities in Russia and other CIS countries.

Neuroeconomical Research, Speech Tests for Neurosurgical Operations and New Discoveries in Mathematics

At the end of 2022, the results of the Project Competition in Basic Science Research for Intercampus Departments were announced. This was the inaugural competition, and focused on encouraging new research teams at HSE University and developing intercampus cooperation in the field of fundamental research. Here, HSE News Services looks at four winning projects.

'We Wanted to Create an Opportunity for Intercampus Teams to Engage in Promising Studies'

HSE University has announced the winners of the Project Competition in Basic Science Research for Intercampus Departments. The competition, which the university is organising for the first time, will provide funding to 10 research teams working on five topics. Four of the winning projects will be implemented by new research departments formed as a result of the competition.

From Neurobiology to a Collider: HSE Researchers Present their Discoveries at ZIL.Nauka Festival

Which brain lobes should we stimulate to improve our short-term memory? What is ‘warm radiation’ and why it is so important that people help each other? Which manufacturing systems will artificial intelligence master the fastest? Scholars from HSE University offered their scientific opinions on all these and more at the ZIL.Nauka festival.

International Laboratory of Social Neurobiology to Look at How Fake News Affects Human Behaviour

The mega-grant allocated by the Russian government to the International Laboratory of Social Neurobiology, has been extended for 2022-23. The laboratory was founded two years ago and is headed by Iiro Jaaskelainen, a leading neurobiologist from Finland. Laboratory Head Vasily Klucharev spoke to the HSE News Service about the results the lab has already achieved and the prospects for the next two years.

Cortex Suppression Resolves Motivation Conflict in Favour of Prosociality

HSE University researchers have found that if cortical excitability is suppressed, the conflict between self-interest and prosocial motivations is resolved in favour of the latter—but only in cases when this conflict is really present.

Readiness to Punish Others for Selfish Behaviour Explained by Functional Brain Connections

The stronger the functional brain connections, the less inclined someone is to punish others for unfair behaviour. This conclusion was reached by HSE researchers following a neuroimaging experiment. Their paper ‘Wired to punish? Electroencephalographic study of the resting-state neuronal oscillations underlying third-party punishment’ was published in the journal Neuroscience.

Lasers, Magnetic Stimulation and a Robotic Arm: How Researchers at HSE University Study the Brain

The Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN) at HSE University has recently added state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to its range of tools for studying brain function. The News Service visited the Institute to learn more about the uses of infrared lasers, optical tomography and a unique robotic arm, as well as why research into vascular tone is important, which parts of the brain can be stimulated to make people more generous, and how the Institute’s research can help treat diseases.

Congratulations to our graduates!

Teachers of the School of Psychology and the Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences congratulate 2020 graduates.

European Universities to Help Shape Continuous Master’s/PhD Track at HSE

In the 2020-2021 academic year, students of the HSE Master's Programme ‘Cognitive Sciences and Technologies: from Neuron to Cognition’ will be able to additionally apply for a continuous Master’s/PhD track. Studying in a single programme, they will participate in the international project iBRAIN, organized by leading European universities.

Meta-Analysis Identifies Brain Areas Responsible for Punishment Decisions

Oksana Zinchenko , Research Fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, HSE University, has conducted meta-analysis of 17 articles to find out which areas of the brain are involved in decision-making for rendering social punishment. It would appear that in case of both victims of violations as well as witnesses, punishment decisions activate the brain regions responsible for focusing one’s attention, processing information, and responding effectively to social interaction. The findings of the study were published in Scientific Reports.