Institute for Cognitive Studies

Institute created for the study of cognition, thinking, perception, knowledge representation and acquisition, language as a means of cognition and communication, cognition and brain mechanisms of complex behaviors.

The Institute for Cognitive Studies (Laboratory for Cognitive Studies) was founded in 2005 at the Faculty of Philology, St. Petersburg State University. It was aimed at interdisciplinary research in the field of cognition, reasoning, perception, knowledge representation and acquisition, language as means of cognition and communication, brain mechanisms underlying the mind and complex behaviour, as well as projects related to the "Cognitive Studies" BA major and MA program at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Head of the Institute

Tatiana Chernigovskaya

Tatiana Chernigovskaya

Professor, Head of the Department of the Problems of Convergence in Natural Sciences and Humanities, Head of the Institute for Cognitive Studies, Doctor of Science in Human Physiology, Member of the Board of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Program

The main axes of our research are mental grammar and lexicon, reading and visual recognition, communication specifics, translation and interpreting and more. In our studies we use Eyelink 1000 Plus Eye Tracker and NVX52 Encephalograph.

International collaboration is welcome and many outstanding researchers come to visit us and give lectures at the monthly St. Petersburg Seminar for Cognitive Studies.