P. V. Simonov

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  • P V Simonov
  • Zhurnal vyssheĭ nervnoĭ deiatelnosti imeni I P…
  • 1999
The recent evidence from literature testify to functional asymmetry of the structures belonging to the limbic system: hippocampus, amygdala, and hypothalamus. Predominant activation of the right hippocampus and right amygdala during perception and memorizing of visual picturesque images and solving the tasks provoking emotional stress, apparently, concerns(More)
  • P V Simonov
  • Zhurnal vyssheĭ nervnoĭ deiatelnosti imeni I P…
  • 1993
The participation and the role of the brain formations in the genesis of emotional reactions of higher animals and man are discussed according to E.A. Asratian's concept of the nervous centre as a complex of brain structures, situated in different areas of the central nervous system, comprising the total morpho-functional unity and realizing a definite(More)
At the 23rd International Congress of Physiological Sciences (Tokyo, 1965) the results of experiment led us to the conclusion that emotions were determined by the actual need and estimation of probability (possibility) of its satisfaction. Low probability of need satisfaction leads to negative emotions actively minimized by the subject. Increased(More)
An improved method of discerning emotional colouring of speech on the frequency of main tone and average number of intersections at zero level within the range of first formant frequencies is described. Vowels from words pronounced by announcers in different emotional states served as material for experiments. The method elaborated in the experiments with(More)
  • P V Simonov
  • Zhurnal vysshei nervnoi deiatelnosti imeni I P…
  • 1999
Psychophysiology, physiological psychology (Sechenov), human physiology of higher nervous activity (Pavlov) is an interdisciplinary field, which appeared at the interface between psychology and neurosciences for exploration of the brain mechanisms of mental functions. The fundamental complementation of subjective and objective, psychological and(More)
According to the informational theory of emotions, emotions in humans depend on the power of some need (motivation) and the estimation by the subject of the probability (possibility) of the need satisfaction (the goal achievement). Low probability of need satisfaction leads to negative emotions, actively minimized by the subject. Increased probability of(More)
  • P V Simonov
  • Zhurnal vyssheĭ nervnoĭ deiatelnosti imeni I P…
  • 1998
A considerable body of neuropsychological and psychophysiological evidence suggests that the left hemisphere of the human brain is related to positive emotions, whereas the right hemisphere is related to negative emotions. R. Davidson and W. Heller (1993) suggested that it is determined by the ratio between the activities of the left and right regions of(More)