Tatyana Chernigovskaya

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Tatyana Chernigovskaya
Татьяна Черниговская.jpeg
Born(1947-02-07)February 7, 1947
Leningrad, USSR
Alma mater
  • St. Petersburg State University
AwardsHonoured Science Worker of the Russian Federation.png 2010  Honored Worker of Science
Scientific career
  • Neuroscience
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Theory of mind

Tatyana Vladimirovna Chernigovskaya (Russian: Татья́на Влади́мировна Черни́говская; Born on 7 February 1947 in Leningrad, USSR) is a Soviet and Russian scientist in the field of neuroscience, psycholinguistics and theory of mind, a Honored Worker of Science (2010).[1] On her initiative in 2000 was first open training specialization "Psycholinguistics" (in General Linguistics Department of St. Petersburg State University Faculty of Philology), Member of the Council on Science and Education under President of the Russian Federation.


Chernigovskaya was born in Leningrad. She graduated from the department of English philology of philological faculty of Leningrad State University. She specialized in the field of experimental phonetics. Until 1998, she worked at the Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry.

In 1977 she defended her Candidate of Sciences thesis, and in 1993 doctoral dissertation on "The evolution of linguistic and cognitive function: physiological and neurolinguistic aspects". She is a professor at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Philology of the Saint Petersburg State University.

She is engaged in experimental and clinical studies of the mental lexicon of Russian speakers.

Her major research interests are cerebral basis for linguistic and cognitive functions; artificial intelligence; language evolution, acquisition and pathology; analytical philosophy.


She teaches at St. Petersburg State University, as well as invited lecturer in many European and North American Universities.[citation needed]

She also hosted a series of television programs on the "Culture" channel - "Звёздное небо мышления",[2] "Let's show a mirror to the nature ..."[3] and "Petersburg - Fifth Channel" - "Night", heading "Intellect".[4]


On 9 January 2010, the President of the Russian Federation awarded her the honorary title "Honored Worker of Science".[1]



She has more than 300 publications in Russian and foreign journals.[5]


  1. ^ a b Указ Президента РФ от 09.01.2010 № 33 «О награждении государственными наградами Российской Федерации работников федерального государственного образовательного учреждения высшего профессионального образования „Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет“» // Официальный сайт Президента РФ. — 14.01.2010.
  2. ^ Звёздное небо мышления
  3. ^ Покажем зеркало природе...
  4. ^ Татьяна Черниговская. Ведущая программы «Ночь», рубрика «Интеллект».
  5. ^ Page in English on genlingnw.ru

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