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The aim of the present work was to study the characteristics of cortical interactions during performance of an image-based creative task in men and women with high and low levels of creativity. Subjects were divided into groups on the basis of the median originality score. EEG recordings were made in baseline conditions and during performance of the task(More)
BACKGROUND Significant (>70%) extracranial stenosis of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is a known risk factor for brain damage in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). There is no clear evidence of the low and moderate ICA stenoses influence on the neurophysiologic status of patients after CABG. This(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is a major problem in Russia, particularly regarding multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Rapid drug susceptibility testing methods are therefore needed. OBJECTIVES To perform epidemiological analyses of TB in the Archangelsk region and to evaluate the molecular method GenoType®MTBDRplus in this type of setting. (More)
Acquired resistance to antituberculosis drugs decreases effective treatment options and the likelihood of treatment success. We identified risk factors for acquisition of drug resistance during treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) and evaluated the effect on treatment outcomes. Data were collected prospectively from adults from(More)
AIM To study predictors of moderate cognitive disorders (MCD) in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2). MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 54 men with CPD andDM2 (mean age 56.8 ± 4.5 years). Standard medical examination was supplemented by the assessment of cognitive status, characteristics of lipid and(More)
EEG correlates of imaginal creative activity and its effectiveness after the instruction “create an original solution” (INS1) alone and with the promise of monetary reward for good results (INS2) were studied. Right-handed subjects (15 men, 16 women) took part in the study. The task was the Torrance “unfinished figure” subtest. As compared with INS1,(More)
The purpose of the study was a comparative evaluation of a neurological and neuropsychological status of patients with and without carotid artery stenoses less than 50% after coronary artery bypass grafting. The study involved 65 patients divided into two groups: the first group included 35 patients (mean age 56.2±5.7 years) without carotid artery stenoses,(More)
Creativity-related changes in alpha power in low-frequency (8-10 Hz) and high-frequency (10-13 Hz) bands were studied in university students having regard to generation of original ideas during performance of two verbal tasks. A high-creative group enrolled 16 subjects asked to generate original words--associates to the triads of verbal stimuli and 14(More)
Gender-related differences in EEG patterns during creative visual thinking were investigated in 10 men and 10 women. The spectral power density was analyzed in the range of 4-30 Hz. Gender differences in the hemispheric asymmetry of theta1-rhythm desynchronization were found: females demonstrated greater desynchronization in the right hemisphere than in the(More)