Irina V Tarasova

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Sex differences in electroencephalographic (EEG) correlates of creativity were studied using verbal and figural divergent tasks to be performed in accordance with the instructions to “give any solution” or “give an original solution.” The common effect was a greater activity of the right hemisphere, which did not depend on the sex, task type, or(More)
The interrelations between the level of creativity and both the baseline power and event-related desynchronization/synchronization (ED/ES) of θ and β rhythms during a figural creative task (Torrance’s “Incomplete Figures” test) were studied under the conditions of different motivations. A higher motivation was caused by instruction “to create most unique(More)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
ment of ischemic heart disease (IHD), improves patients’ quality of life and increases longevity [1, 2, 9]. However, impairments to higher mental functions can occur during the post-operative period of patients undergoing CB [3, 4]. The vast majority of previous studies assessing the influences of CB on cognitive capacities have addressed the long-term(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)