Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of RAS

Institute of Higher Nervous Activity of the USSR Academy of Sciences was created 14 July, 1950 by a joint decision of USSR Academy of Sciences and USSR Academy of Medical Sciences. Esras Asratyan was appointed as a Director-organizer of the Institute. In different years the as Directors of the Institute served prominent scientists A.G.Ivanov-Smolensky (1952-1957), L.G. Voronin (1957-1960), again E.A. Asratyan (1960-1981), P.V. Simonov (1981-2000), I.A.Shevelev (2000-2005). From 2005 till present time P.M.Balaban serves as Director.

 In 1960 the name of the Institute was changed to Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology what reflected the changes in orientation from description of physiological phenomena to search of neurophysiological mechanisms. 

From 2008 official name of the Institute was changed to Institution of Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology RAS in order to conform to new regulations.  This Institute is a head organization in the filed Neurosciences in Russian Federation, comprises 17 well equipped laboratories headed by prominent scientists, 145 researchers, 29 undergraduate students, 61 persons staff.

Scientists of the Institute actively collaborate with foreign scientists from Czech Republic, France, USA, UK, Hungary, Germany, Netherlands, publish papers in international journals. Uniqueness of the Institute is in joint efforts of scientists from different disciplines (mathematics, physics, engineering, physiology, psychology, molecular biology, neurology) in an attempt to elucidate brain mechanisms underlying behavior, memory. Part of scientists work in animals creating models of memory in norm and pathology, models of neurodegenerative diseases, searching for molecular mechanisms of regulation of brain activity. Scientists working in humans mostly are involved in research of cognition using various approaches, brain mechanisms of consciousness, regulation of unconscious events. Methods used in research varies from molecular biology and genome manipulations, whole range of electrophysiological approaches, optical methods of imaging brain activity to mental representation of sensory stimuli in humans. Common feature of all methods used is an objective quantification of recorded parameters of brain activity.

Follows a list of laboratories with lists of publications of each laboratory that can be seen at the site of the Institute: 

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