Lysenko E.S. The influence of cognitive task on the functional specialization of the hemispheres with the use of changes blood flow velocity

Full text in Russian: Лысенко Е.С. Влияние вида когнитивного задания на функциональную специализацию полушарий по данным изменений мозгового кровотока

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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The results of the research of the functional specialization of the hemispheres during the performance of verbal and nonverbal cognitive tasks with the use of functional transcranial ultrasound Doppler (fTCD) are discussed. fTCD is noninvasive (e.g. as opposed to the WADA-test) and objective (e.g. as opposed to the dichotic listening), so it often uses in such studies. 57 healthy right handed people take part in the study. The preliminary results of influence the concrete cognitive task on the lateralization of blood flow velocity increase in hemispheric arteries are received.

Keywords: functional specialization, fTCD, blood flow velocity, arteries, cognitive tasks, verbal cognitive tasks, nonverbal cognitive tasks, language dominance


The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 15-06-10636 “The research of functional specialization of brain hemispheres with the use of neuropsychological and ultrasonic methods in norm and pathology”


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Received 23 November 2015. Date of publication: 14 June 2016.

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Lysenko Elena S. PhD. Student, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Psychology Faculty, ul. Mokhovaya, 11–9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Lysenko E.S. The influence of cognitive task on the functional specialization of  the hemispheres with the use of changes blood flow velocity. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2016, Vol. 9, No. 47, p. 7. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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