Laboratories IKBFU

Laboratory of Cognitive Neurophysiology

General information

The Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience is a research laboratory that studies the neural basis of psychopathology (schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD). Projects rely on the investigation of healthy subjects, psychiatric patients by combining psychophysical and cognitive paradigms (eye tracking, EEG, EDR etc). In addition, we investigate the pathogenesis of PTSD at the cellular and molecular level (in animal model).

The following research themes are developed within separate teams:

  1. Deficiency of oculomotor activity in patients with schizophrenia

  2. 2Specificity of saccadic eye movements in patients with anxiety and affective disorders

  3. Visual attention in emotions recognition in patients with anxiety and affective disorders

  4. The role of neuroinflammation in the pathogenesis of PTSD (in rats)

Equipment

Immunostaining, histology,

Microscopy

Animal surgery, stereotaxy

Animal behavior, Behavioral phenotyping

Animal models or PTSD

Psychophysiological methods (eye tracking, EEG, EDR, polygraph)

Research Team

Lab head - Yury Pankratov, PhD, visiting professor

Areas of research:

  • Role for neuronal-glial communication in brain disorders and brain ageing with particular focus pathological signaling mediated by astroglial NMDA and P2X receptors;

  • Expression pattern and functional properties of glutamate and ATP receptors in brain astrocytes;

Vakoliuk Irina (associate professor SLS)

Shalaginova Irina (Senior Lecturer SLS)

Shvaiko Darya (Graduate student, Laboratory assistant)

Budenkova Ekaterina (Phd student, Laboratory assistant)

Sydorova Maria (Graduate student, Laboratory assistant)

Publications

1. Shalaginova I. G., Vakolyuk I. A., Etsina I. G. Indicators просаккад and антисаккад as potential markers of alarming disorders//Magazine of a neurology and psychiatry of S. S. Korsakov. 2016. T.116. No. 12.

2. Shalaginova I. G., Vakolyuk I. A. Characteristics of movements of eyes at patients with alarming disorders at recognition of emotions//Experimental psychology. 2016. T.9. No. 2

3. Shvayko D. A., Vakolyuk I. A., Budenkova E. A., Shalaginova of I. G. Dismetriya of any movements of eyes at schizophrenia//the Seventh international conference on cognitive science: Theses of reports / Under the editorship of Yu. I. Alexandrov, K. V. Anokhin. – Moscow: Institute of psychology of RAS, 2016. – Page 630-631

4. Tayukhina E. V., Shalaginova I. G., Vakolyuk I. A. Distribution of visual attention at patients with pathological alarm at recognition of emotions//the Seventh international conference on cognitive science: Theses of reports / Under the editorship of Yu. I. Alexandrov, K. V. Anokhin. – Moscow: Institute of psychology of RAS, 2016. – Page 570-571

5. Shalaginova I. G. Parameters просаккад and антисаккад as potential markers of alarming disorders//Lomonosov – 2016: International conference of students, graduate students and young scientists: section "Biology". – Moscow: Association of scientific publications KMK, 2016. – Page 318-319

6. Novikov E. A., Akhapkin R. D., Varchak I.A., Shvayko D. A., Budenkova E. A., Vakolyuk I. A., Shalaginova I. G. Automation of a method of a computer oculography for researches of the central nervous system on the basis of the passive analysis of the video image//Machine training and the analysis of data. 2015. T.1. No. 12. Page 1752 – 1761.