Olga M. Razumnikova

Learn More
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 involvement of different oscillating neuronal systems during verbal creative thinking was investigated by multi-channel EEG measuring. The remote associates task (RAT) as a model of creative thinking in comparison to the resting condition and the simple associates task (SAT) was used. The EEG coherence along with spectral power density estimates were(More)
Coherence analysis was applied to the EEG of 15 female and 15 male subjects who had to memorise dichotically presented lists of concrete nouns. The EEG was recorded from 16 scalp electrodes placed in accordance with the 10/20 system. The results show significant gender-related differences in total coherence reactivity due to a greater increase of rest to(More)
This study examined the gender-related differences in EEG patterns during the experimental condition of divergent thinking. The EEG of 36 males and 27 females was recorded from 16 scalp electrodes in rest and while students were solving a creative problem. The spectral power density along with EEG coherence estimates were analyzed in each of the six(More)
Sex differences in global-local hemispheric selective processing were examined by hierarchical letter presenting in conditions of their perception and comparison. Fifty-six right-handed males and 68 females (aged 17-22 years) participated in the experiment. During interference between global and local aspects of stimuli the mean reaction times for correct(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)
Mapping of the power and coherence of α2 bioelectric potentials was used to detect a common effect of rhythm desynchronization in two types of convergent verbal thinking (generation of any words beginning with the given letter or simple associations) with more pronounced left-hemispheric activation predominantly in the temporo-parieto-occipital cortical(More)
The role of gender in the functional organization of the hemispheres was studied in relation to the conditions of focusing of attention during the memorization of competitively presented verbal information. Analysis of the reactivity of the coherence of cortical biopotentials in six frequency ranges (4–30 Hz) showed that voluntary selection of information(More)
Changes in EEG power and coherence were studied in ten men and ten women during mental reproduction of dichotically presented lists of words. The EEG was recorded with 14 electrodes located over symmetric points of the left and right hemispheres. In all subjects, the mental reproduction was accompanied by an increase in the power of the θ1 rhythm in the(More)
Gender-related differences in the EEG correlates of creative thought were studied by mapping EEG power during performance of a Remote Associations Task as compared with verbal word-generation and simple association tasks. Right-handed students (18 male, 21 female) took part in the studies. Gender-related differences were seen in the factor structure of(More)