Researchers from HSE, Northumbria University, and Aarhus University have experimentally confirmed the hypothesis, whereby comprehension of a word’s meaning involves not only the ‘classic’ language brain centres but also the cortical regions responsible for the control of body muscles, such as hand movements. The resulting brain representations are, therefore, distributed across a network of locations involving both areas specialised for language processing and those responsible for the control of the associated action. The results have been published in the journal Neuropsychologia.
February 15, 2017
Students with high levels of risk acceptance are more likely to have problems with adapting to academic life and making it to graduation.
February 14, 2017
Academic progress and the leisure time of schoolchildren are strongly linked. High-achieving schoolchildren usually go to clubs and studios after classes, while lower achievers spend their free time in the street, HSE researchers have discovered.
February 13, 2017
Igor Kolokolov and Vladimir Lebedev, scientific experts from HSE’s Faculty of Physics and the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, have developed an analytical theory, which binds the structure of coherent vortices formed due to inverse cascades in 2-D turbulence with the statistical properties of hydrodynamic fluctuations. Uncovering this link can be useful in identifying the causes of the particular characteristics of such atmospheric phenomena as cyclones and anticyclones. Their research is presented in an article published in the ‘Journal of Fluid Mechanics’.
February 10, 2017
Attention to detail and deep involvement in a literary text can help children fall in love with Russian literature, according to educator Evgenya Abelyuk's new book.
February 06, 2017
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics have shown how the level of perinatal testosterone, the sex hormone, impacts a person’s earnings in life.
February 02, 2017
Each year, charitable foundations in the US and in Europe spend around 54 billion dollars in each region to address social need. But where do foundations get their money to spend?
February 01, 2017
The new US President's name, appearance and behaviour have earned him more than three hundred nicknames.
January 30, 2017
One in two Russian families have no savings and one in three have no outstanding loans.
January 30, 2017
Real estate near good schools is valued higher.
January 24, 2017
Structure and Dynamics of α-hairpinin Peptide Tk-hefu2 in Water: Computer Simulations, an article in which HSE researchers make discoveries relevant to a variety of fields, including mathematics, information science, physics, and biology, opens up new opportunities for medicines to arise that regulate the function of potassium channels that ensure the vital functioning of human cells.
January 19, 2017
Once married, women tend to feel better off financially, while men report higher respect from others.
January 18, 2017