Department of Behavioural Neuroscience

Head of department

MUDr. Igor Riečanský, PhD.

02 / 3229 6018

About the department

The department is focused on research of brain mechanisms of mental processes, behavior and movements. We study neurobiological mechanisms of cognitive functions, emotions and motor activity, their role in mental health and dysfunction in mental disorders and neuropsychiatric diseases. Research is also focused on the process of postural control and human gait and their disturbance in aging and neurodegenerative diseases.

Selected recent publications

MARKO, MartinRIEČANSKÝ, Igor. The left prefrontal cortex supports inhibitory processing during semantic memory retrieval. In Cortex, 2021, vol. 134, p. 296-306.

MARKO, MartinCIMROVÁ, BarboraRIEČANSKÝ, Igor. Neural theta oscillations support semantic memory retrieval. In Scientific Reports, 2019, vol. 9, art. no. 17667.

MARKO, MartinMICHALKO, DrahomírRIEČANSKÝ, Igor. Remote associates test: An empirical proof of concept. In Behavior Research Methods, 2019, vol. 51, no. 6, p. 2700-2711.

KUTLÍKOVÁ, Hana – BABKOVÁ DURDIAKOVÁ, Jaroslava – WAGNER, Bernhard – VLČEK, Miroslav – EISENEGGER, Christoph – LAMM, Claus – RIEČANSKÝ, Igor. The effects of testosterone on the physiological response to social and somatic stressors. In Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2020, vol. 117, art. no. UNSP 104693.

BZDÚŠKOVÁ, DianaMARKO, MartinHIRJAKOVÁ, ZuzanaKIMIJANOVÁ, JanaHLAVAČKA, FrantišekRIEČANSKÝ, Igor. The effects of virtual height exposure on postural control and psychophysiological stress are moderated by individual height intolerance. In Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2022, vol. 15, no., art. no. 773091.

HIRJAKOVÁ, Zuzana – BIZOVSKÁ, Lucia – BZDÚŠKOVÁ, DianaHLAVAČKA, František – JANURA, Miroslav. Postural stability after treadmill and overground walking in young and elderly. In Gait & Posture, 2020, vol. 80, p. 84-89.

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