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W.Joseph MacInnes
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Liya Merzon

  • Liya Merzon has been at HSE University since 2017.


  • 2018

    HSE University

  • 2016

    Bachelor's in Psychology
    Moscow City Teacher Training University

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Researchers" (2019)

Postgraduate Studies

2nd year of study
Approved topic of thesis: Generative Model of Top-down Directed Attentional Shifts
Academic Supervisor: MacInnes, W.Joseph



  • 2018
    VIII Международная конференция по когнитивной науке (Светлогорск). Presentation: Движения глаз как индикатор построения репрезентации вероятностной ситуации (на примере Iowa Gambling Task)
  • 2017

    International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR). 18th Annual meeting of ISIR: Montreal, Canada. July 14-16 (Монреаль). Presentation: Decision-making and learning speed predicted by executive functions (evidence from IGT)


“Genetic and environmental sources of the relationship between speed of information processing and general cognitive ability in adolescence” (№ 17-36-01135) supported by Russian foundation for Basic Research 18.05.2017. The research group is leaded by Ivan Voronin

“A computational model to simulate visual stability from eye movements and spatial attention” https://social.hse.ru/en/psy/acme/project granted by HSE Academic Fund Programme (2016-2017 study year, finished). The research group was leaded by Joseph MacInnes

Employment history

Since 2018 
Centre for Cognition & Decision Making, National Research University Higher School of Economics https://www.hse.ru/en/cdm-centre/
Research assistant for MEG studies

Since 2018
Vision Modelling Laboratory, Faculty of Social Science, National Research University Higher School of Economics https://social.hse.ru/en/vml/ 
Research assistant