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Yury Alexandrov

  • Yury Alexandrov has been at HSE University since 2013.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 1998
  • 1986

    Doctor of Sciences* in Psychophysiology

  • 1976

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 1972

    First Moscow Medical Institute

* 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.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Systemic Psychophysiology (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 3 year, 4 module)Rus

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2018/2019)

Systemic Psychophysiology (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 3 year, 3, 4 module)Rus


Editorial board membership

  • 2019: Member of the Editorial Board, Вопросы психологии (Voprosy Psikhologii).

  • 1994: Member of the Editorial Board, Экспериментальная психология.

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed papers in international journals

  1. Soininen, K., Jarvilehto, T., Alexandrov, Yu.I., Shvyrkov, V.B.:  Task-dependence  of   activity  in  human  peripheral  mechanoreceptive units.  Electroenceph. clin. Neurophysiol..1983, 56, 312.
  2. Alexandrov, Yu.I.,  Alexandrov, I.O.: Specificity of visual and motor cortex neurons activity in behavior. Acta Neurobiol. Exp. 1982, 42, 457-468.
  3. Alexandrov, Yu.I., Grinchenko,Yu.V., Shvyrkov, V.B., Sams, M. and Jarvilehto, T.: Behavioral specificity of motor cortex units in freely moving rabbits. Acta Psychol. Fenn. 1984, X, 3-15.
  4. Astrand, K., Hamalainen, H., Jarvilehto, T. and Alexandrov, Yu.I.: Response characteristics of the peripheral mechanoreceptive units in man: relation to the sensation magnitude and to the task of the subject. Technical Rep. 1985, A 21, 1-18.
  5. Astrand, K., Hamalainen, H., Jarvilehto, T. and Alexandrov, Yu.I.: Response characteristics of the peripheral mechanoreceptive units in man: Relation to the sensation magnitude and to the task of the subject. Electroenceph. clin. Neurophysiol. 1986, 6, 438-446.
  6. Alexandrov, Yu.I., Grinchenko, Yu.V. and Jarvilehto, T.: Is there functional reorganization of intact brain areas after local brain damage? Rep. Faculty Educ., Univ. Oulu. 1989, 62, 1-40.
  7. Alexandrov, Yu.I., Grinchenko, Yu.V. and Jarvilehto, T.: Change in the pattern of behavioral specialization of neurons in the motor cortex of the rabbit following lesion of the visual cortex. Acta Physiol. Scand.. 1990, 179, 371-385.
  8. Alexandrov, Yu.I., Grinchenko, Yu.V., Laukka, S., Jarvilehto, T., Maz, V.N. and Svetlaev, I.A.: Acute effect of ethanol on the pattern of behavioral specialization of neurons in the limbic cortex of the freely moving rabbit. Acta Physiol. Scand.. 1990, 140, 257-268.
  9. Alexandrov, Yu.I., Grinchenko, Yu.V., Laukka, S., Jarvilehto, T. and Maz, V.N.: Acute effects of alcohol on unit activity in the motor cortex of freely moving rabbits: Comparison with the limbic cortex. Acta Physiol. Scand.. 1991, 142, 429-435.
  10. Alexandrov, L.I. and Alexandrov, Yu.I.: Changes of auditory-evoked potentials in response to behaviorally meaningful tones induced by acute ethanol intake in altricial nestlings at the stage of formation of natural behavior. Alcohol. 1993, 10, 213-217.
  11. Alexandrov, Yu.I. and Jarvilehto, T.: Activity versus reactivity in psychology and neurophysiology. Ecological Psychology. 1993, 5, 85-103.
  12. Alexandrov, Yu.I., Grinchenko, Yu.V., Laukka, S., Jarvilehto ,T., Maz, V.N. and Korpusova, A.V.: Effect of ethanol on hippocampal neurons depends on their behavioral specialization. Acta Physiol. Scand.. 1993, 149, 429-435.
  13. Laukka, S.J., Jarvilehto, T., Alexandrov, Yu.I., Lindquist J.: Frontal midline theta related to learning in a simulated driving task. Biological Psychology, 1995, v.40, 313-320.
  14. Gorkin, A.G., Alexandrov, Yu.I., Reynmann, K.G.. Long-term potentiation in cingulate cortex of freely moving rats. Neuroscience Res. Commun. 1997, 21, 119-124.
  15. Laukka, S.J., Jarvilehto, T., Alexandrov, Yu.I., Lindquist, J.: Influence of alcohol on human frontal midline theta activity and task execution. Dev. Brain Dysfunct. 1997, 10, 128-132.
  16. Alexandrov, Yu.I., Sams, M., Lavikainen, J., Naatanen, R., Reinikainen, K.. Differential effects of alcohol on the cortical processing of foreign and native language. Internat. J. Psychophysiol. 1998, 28, 1-10.
  17. Alexandrov, Yu.I.,  Grinchenko, Yu.V.,  Bodunov, M.V., Matz, V.N., Korpusova, A.V., Laukka, S., Sams, M.. Neuronal subserving of behavior before and after chronic ethanol treatment. Alcohol. 2000, 22, 97-106.
  18. Alexandrov, Yu.I., Grinchenko, Yu.V., Shevchenko, D.G., Averkin, R.G., Matz, V.N., Laukka, S., Korpusova, A.V.. A subset of cingulate cortical neurons is specifically activated during alcohol-acquisition behaviour. Acta Physiol. Scand.. 2001, 171, 87-97.
  19. Alexandrov, Yu.I., Sams, M.E.. Emotion and consciousness: Ends of a continuum. Cognitive Brain Research. 2005, 25, 387-405.
  20. Svarnik, O.E., Alexandrov, Yu.I., Gavrilov, V.V., Grinchenko, Yu.V., Anokhin, K.V.. Fos expression and task-related neuronal activity in rat cerebral cortex after instrumental learning. Neuroscience. 2005, 136, 33-42.
  21. Alexandrov, Yu.I., Klucharev V., Sams M.. Effect of emotional context in auditory-cortex processing. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 2007, 65, 261-271.
  22. Aleksandrov Yu.I.. How we fragment the world: the view from inside versus the view from outside. Social Science Information. Spec.issue: Cognitive technologies. 2008, 47, 419-457.
  23. Vinikainen, M., Jaaskelainen, I.P., Alexandrov Y., Balk, M., Autti, T. and Sams, M.. Nonlinear relationship between emotional valence and Brain Activity: Evidence of separate Negative and Positive Valence Dimensions. Human Brain Mapping. 2010, 31, 1030-1040.
  24. Sozinov A.A., Laukka S.J., Tuominen T., Siipo A., Nopanen M., Alexandrov Yu.I.. Transfer of simple task learning is different in approach and withdrawal contexts. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2012, 69, 449-457.
  25. Alexandrov Yu.I., V. Petrenko. Multidimentional Consciousness: the Psychosemantic paradigm, Moscow, Novy Khronograf, 2010, 440pp. Social Sciences, 2012, V.43, N.1, p. 148-151
  26. Alexandrov Yu.I., Grinchenko, Y.V., Shevchenko, D.G., Averkin, R.G., Matz, V.N.,  Laukka, S., Sams, M.. The Effect of Ethanol on the Neuronal Subserving of Behavior in the Hippocampus. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science. 2013, 3, 107-130.
  27. Alexandrov Yu.I., Kirdina, S.G.. Toward Integration of Social Mental and Institutional Models: Systemic Approach. Montenegril  Journal of Economics. 2013, 9, 7-15.
  28. Arutyunova, K.R., Alexandrov Yu.I., Znakov, V.V., Hauser, M.D.. Moral Judgments in Russian Culture : Universality and Cultural Specificity. Journal of Cognition and Culture. 2013, 13, 255-285.
  29. Svarnik, O.E., Bulava, A.I., Alexandrov Yu.I.. Expression of c-Fos in the rat retrosplenial cortex during instrumental re-learning of appetitive bar-pressing depends on the number of  stages of previous training. Front. Behav. Neurosci.. 2013, 7, Article 78, 1-7. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00078.
  30. Sherstnev, V.V., Gruden, M.A., Alexandrov, Yu.I., Storozheva, Z.I., Golubeva O.N., and Proshin, A.T..  Different Populations of Neurons in Relevant Brain Structures Are Selectively Engaged in the Functioning of Long-Term Spatial Memory. Neurochemical Journal. 2013, 7, 278–283.
  31. Sherstnev, V.V., Gruden, M.A., Golubeva O.N., Alexandrov Yu.I.,   Solov’eva, O.A.: Long-lived newly formed neurons in the mature brain are involved in the support of learning and memory processes. Neurochemical Journal.  2015, 9, 13-19.
  32. Svarnik, O.E., Alexandrov, Y.I., Anokhin, K.V.: Clustered c-Fos Activation in Rat Hippocampus at the Acquisition Stage of Appetitive Instrumental Learning.  Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science. 2015,  5, 69-80. doi:10.4236/jbbs.2015.53006.


  1. Grinchenko, Yu.V. and Alexandrov, Yu.I.: Method for analyzing of the neuronal activity of the freely behaving animal. Bull. Invent.. 1989, 34. PATENT: SU 1507317, A1. (In Russian).
  2. Kazymaev, S.A., Averkin, R.G., Sozinov, A.A., Sozinova, I.M., Grinchenko, Yu.V., Alexandrov, Yu.I.. Experimental cage for psychophysiological experiments. PATENT 2013: RU 135834, U1. (In Russian).


  1. Alexandrov, Yu.I.: Psychophysiological significance of the activity of central and peripheral neurons in behavior. Moscow, "Science". 1989. (In Russian).
  2. Alexandrov, Yu.I., Brushlinskii, A.V., Sudakov, K.V., Umryuhin, E.A.. Systemic aspects of mental activity. Moscow, “Editorial URSS’. 1999.  (in Russian).
  3. Alexandrov Yu.I.. (Ed) Psychophysiology. Textbook, 3-d edition. St. Petersburg, “Piter”. 2006; 4-th edition. St. Petersburg, “Piter”. 2014.(in Russian)
  4. Alexandrov Yu.I., Alexandrova N.L.. Subjective experience, culture and social representations. Moscow, «Institute of psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences». 2009. (in Russian)
  5. Kolbeneva M.G., Alexandrov Yu.I.. Senses, emotions and Russian language adjectives. Lingvo-psychological Dictionary. Moscow, Slavic languages. 2010. (in Russian)


  1. Alexandrov, Yu.I., Grinchenko, Yu.V.. Hierarhical organization of physiological subsystems in elementary food-acquisition behaviour  // Neural mechanisms of goal-directed behaviour and learning. “Acad. Press”. N.Y.,  1980,  pp. 177-188.
  2. Alexandrov, Yu.I.  I. Psychophysiological regularities of the dynamics of individual experience and the «stream of consciousness»  // Neuronal bases and psychological aspects of consciousness. “World Scientific”: Singapour, N.Y., London, Hong-Kong. C. Teddei-Ferretti and C. Musio eds., 1999, pp. 201-219.
  3. Alexandrov, Yu. I. Comparative description of consciousness and emotions in the framework of systemic understanding of behavioral continuum and individual development  // Neuronal bases and psychological aspects of consciousness. “World Scientific”: Singapour, N.Y., London, Hong-Kong. C. Teddei-Ferretti and C. Musio eds., 1999, pp. 220-235/
  4. Alexandrov, Yu.I., Grechenko, T.N., Gavrilov, V.V., Gorkin, A.G., Shevchenko, D.G.,. Grinchenko, Yu.V,. Aleksandrov, I.O,. Maksimova, N.E, Bezdenezhnych, B.N., Bodunov, M.V..  Formation and realization of individual experience: a psychophysiological approach  // Conceptual advances in brain research, Vol. 2, Conceptual advances in Russian neuroscience: Complex brain functions, “Harwood Academic Publishers”: Amsterdam. R. Miller, A.M.Ivanitsky & P.V.Balaban eds.,   2000, pp. 181-200.
  5. Alexandrov, Yu. I.. Cognition as Systemogenesis  // Anticipation: Learning from the Past Cognitive Systems Monographs 25,  “Springer International Publishing” Switzerland. M. Nadin eds, 2015, pp. 193 – 220. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-19446-2_11
  6. Alexandrov, Yu.I.: Systemic Psychophysiology  // Advances in Russian and International Neurotechnology. “CRC press. Taylor & Francis Group”. Ch. Forsythe, G.A. Radvansky, M.V. Zotov and  L. Tsvetkova eds.,. 2015

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