CENTER FOR NEUROCOGNITIVE RESEARCH (MEG-CENTER)

CENTER FOR NEUROCOGNITIVE RESEARCH (MEG-CENTER) was founded in 2008. Registration system MEG (magnetoencephalography) for neurophysiological and psychophysiological researchis installed in the center. It applies to locate sources of neuronal activity.

The Center Staff study:

  • cerebral mechanisms of regulation in the processes of attention and perception by norm and by autism;
  • the dynamics of interaction of neural ensembles in the process of elementary visual functions;
  • mechanisms of verbal information processing and language teaching;
  • brain processes, preceding cognitive assessment by visual information processing;
  • neurobiological mechanisms of perceptual decision making in uncertain situations;
  • new approaches to the space-time dynamics analysis of the electromagnetic activity of the distributed neuronal networks of human brain;
  • new approaches to the non-invasive brain mapping with the help of a complex analysis of the magnetoencephalography data (MEG) and structural magnetic resonance tomography (MRT).

The Center offers teaching of:

  • technologies of registration and analysis of magnetoencephalography data;
  • conducting psychophysiological experimental research of brain resources of attention, memory emotions and self-regulation with the help of EEG, ECG and GSR;
  • psychological research methods, including the assessment of intellectual development, temperament and other psychological characteristics;
  • neuropsychological computer diagnostics with the help of testing set CANTABeclipse;
  • original methods of diagnostics of prefrontal neocortex functions in infancy and early childhood, elaborated by the Center’s specialists.

The Center organizes high-accuracy presurgical diagnostics of patients before neurosurgeries with the help of magnetoencephalography in the framework of scientific collaboration with BurdenkoNeurosergery Institute.

Equipment

MEG-Center disposes of equipment, that has no analogues in Russia, and in 2011 it was included in the list of the unique stands and plants of the Russian Federation (http://www.ckp-rf.ru/usu/77726/). Center’s technological basis allows to conduct research that is highly competitive in the international scientific environment.

Magnetoencephalography

(MEG):

  • measures weak magnetic fields, generated by big populations of brain neurons;
  • allows to give high-accuracy assessment of the changes in cerebral cortex;
  • together with the data, received from a structural MRT, allows to locate the sources of the brain’s pathological activity;

At present MEG is applied in worldwide practice for research:

  • in the field of rehabilitation (investigation of brain functions’ reorganization after injuries, forecasting of the necessity of therapy treatment after various traumas, assessment of efficiency of rehabilitation procedures);
  • in the field of functional neurosurgery particularly in the treatment of chronic painful syndromes and consequences of brain and spinal cord traumas;
  • in the field of diagnostics and monitoring of psychic disorders, neurodegenerative diseases and cerebrovascular lesions.

Collaboration

The Center (on a contractual basis):

  • conducts joint interdisciplinary research with scientific, medical and educational organizations;
  • provides its equipment and services of the highly qualified staff for collecting data on various research topics;
  • offers various courses.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Address: Shelepichinskaya emb., 2A. Room 408, 410, 411, 412.

Tel.: 8 (499) 256-45-13; 8(499)259-97-97

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