Alexander Lebedev

Research Specialist

Research description

With background in psychiatry and data science, Dr. Lebedev is currently working as a research specialist at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience. He is involved in several projects utilising advanced methods of quantitative modelling to study neural mechanisms of belief formation, as well as effects of global socioeconomic trends on population health and wellbeing. Apart from this, Alexander coordinates the brain imaging arm in the PSIPET clinical trial investigating psilocybin's potential to treat major depression (EudraCT: 2020-002790-94).

Research Interests: belief formation, socioeconomics, socionomics, resilience


Selected Publications:

AV Lebedev, C Abé, K Acar, G Deco, ML Kringelbach, M Ingvar, P Petrovic (2022). Large-scale societal dynamics are reflected in human mood and brain. Scientific Reports (LINK).

AV Lebedev, K Acar, B Garzón, R Almeida, J Råback, A Åberg, S Martinsson, A Olsson, A Louzolo, P Pärnamets, M Lövden, L Atlas, M Ingvar, P Petrovic (2021). Psychedelic drug use and schizotypy in young adults: evidence from symptom screening, behavioural testing and computational modelling. Scientific Reports (LINK).

AV Lebedev, J Nilsson, J Lindström, W Fredborg, U Akenine, C Hillilä, P Andersen, G Spulber, ECM de Lange, D-J van den Berg, M Kivipelto, M Lövdén (2020). Effects of daily L-dopa administration on learning and brain structure in older adults undergoing cognitive training: A randomised clinical trial. Scientific Reports (LINK)

AV Lebedev, J Nilsson, M Lövdén. Working Memory and Reasoning Benefit from Different Modes of Large-scale Brain Dynamics in Healthy Older Adults (2018). Journal of cognitive neuroscience (LINK)

AV Lebedev, M Kaelen, M Lövdén, J Nilsson, A Feilding, DJ Nutt, RL Carhart-Harris (2016). LSD-induced entropic brain activity predicts subsequent personality change. Human Brain Mapping (LINK)

AV Lebedev, M Lövdén, G Rosenthal, A Feilding, DJ Nutt, RL Carhart‐Harris (2015). Finding the self by losing the self: Neural correlates of ego-dissolution under psilocybin. Human Brain Mapping (LINK)

AV Lebedev, E Westman, GJP Van Westen, MG Kramberger, A Lundervold, D Aarsland, H Soininen, I Kłoszewska, P Mecocci, M Tsolaki, B Vellas, S Lovestone, A Simmons (2014). Random Forest ensembles for detection and prediction of Alzheimer’s disease with a good between-cohort robustness. NeuroImage: Clinical (LINK)

JB Pereira, P Svenningsson, D Weintraub, K Brønnick, A Lebedev, E Westman, D Aarsland (2014). Initial cognitive decline is associated with cortical thinning in early Parkinson disease. Neurology (LINK)

AV Lebedev, E Westman, MK Beyer, MG Kramberger, C Aguilar, Z Pirtosek, D Aarsland (2013). Multivariate classification of patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia with Lewy bodies using high-dimensional cortical thickness measurements: an MRI surface-based morphometric study. Journal of neurology (LINK)