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

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.

Master’s in Computer Vision Students Defend Term Papers for First Time

Master’s in Computer Vision Students Defend Term Papers for First Time
Second-year students of the Master of Computer Vision programme have presented their projects in this cutting-edge field in AI. The committee included representatives of the programme’s partners from Huawei, YADRO and SBERLAB, as well as Valery Cherepennikov, IT advisor to the governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region.

Evgeniy Terentev: ‘The Project Aims to Give People Various Tools for Personal Fulfilment and Betterment’

Evgeniy Terentev
Every day, new technologies and institutional solutions appear that expand people’s opportunities. Which technologies are effective at this, and which have yet to be created to meet the challenges of the modern era? How do people choose technologies and how can the choice become a conscious one? HSE University’s strategic project Success and Self-Sustainability of the Individual in a Changing World aims to answer these questions and more.

HSE Psychologists Examine Baby Duck Syndrome in Digital Interface Users

HSE Psychologists Examine Baby Duck Syndrome in Digital Interface Users
Researchers of the HSE Laboratory for Cognitive Psychology of Digital Interfaces Nadezhda Glebko and  Elena Gorbunova have examined the so-called ‘Baby Duck Syndrome’—the tendency among digital product users to prefer the the old version of an interface over a new one. The authors compare this phenomenon to similar cognitive biases such as the mere-exposure effect, the endowment effect, and the status quo bias. Their findings are published in Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya [Psychological Studies].

How Carbon Farming Promotes Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage

How Carbon Farming Promotes Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage
As part of its G20 Presidency, India is hosting the Research and Innovation Initiative Gathering (RIIG). Alexey Ivanov, Director of the International BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre and Academic Supervisor of the HSE Technology Transfer Centre, represented Russia at the RIIG kick-off meeting. The Russian delegation also included representatives of the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education and a number of research institutes.

Middle Volga Experienced Half as Many Droughts in 20th and 21st Centuries as in 19th Century

Middle Volga Experienced Half as Many Droughts in 20th and 21st Centuries as in 19th Century
These were the findings made by researchers of the HSE Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology and the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Geography. They studied tree rings of Scots pines for an insight into the region's climatic past and published their results in Dendrochronologia.

Defenders in Football Underrated in the Transfer Market

Defenders in Football Underrated in the Transfer Market
Having analysed the statistics of players in the German Bundesliga, researchers from the HSE University Laboratory of Sports Studies found that the impact of defensive actions by players during a football match is much greater than contribution of such actions to their market value. The results of the study were published in the journal Applied Economics.

HSE Researchers Can Now Measure Individual Decision-making Time

HSE Researchers Can Now Measure Individual Decision-making Time
HSE researchers have developed an algorithm for estimating individual response preparation period duration. Their approach can help diagnose disruptions in decision-making and motor functions associated with certain diseases. The study findings are published in PLoS ONE. The research was financed by a megagrant from the Russian government as part of the 'Science and Universities' National Project.

HSE Researchers Find Out How to Communicate Health Information More Effectively to Fight COVID-19

HSE Researchers Find Out How to Communicate Health Information More Effectively to Fight COVID-19
Focusing on mortality from the COVID-19 virus is no more effective than calls to wear masks and save lives, but it significantly increases people's anxiety. After conducting an experiment with over 15,000 respondents from 84 countries, an international group of researchers, including scientists from HSE, came to this conclusion. The results of the study have been published in the Affective Science journal.

Igor Agamirzian: 'Multidisciplinarity is Our Strength'

Igor Agamirzian
Keeping up with rapidly changing technology requires accelerated digital transformation in various spheres of the economy and science, as well as a broader application of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Technological advancement also requires conceptualisation and relevant legal regulation. The HSE News Service interviewed HSE Vice President Professor Igor Agamirzian, Academic Supervisor of the strategic project 'Digital Transformation: Technologies, Effects, Efficiency', about ongoing research into digitalisation and its outcomes.