P V Simonov

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  • P V Simonov
  • 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
  • 1984
As an evolvement of Pavlov ideas on higher nervous (psychic) activity 'the need-informational theory of emotions' was suggested by the author in 1964. According to it an emotion is a function of two major factors: (1) power and quality of actual need (or drive, or motivation) and (2) estimation of probability (possibility) of need satisfaction on the basis(More)
Experiments showed that emotional stress is accompanied in humans by depression of the EEG alpha rhythm when the subject is attentive to the environment, and by alpha rhythm exaltation when he is imagining emotionally colored events. It is assumed that alpha rhythm reflects the activity of a mechanism quantitating the flow of external signals, whereas theta(More)
Background factors and those of formant structure, spectral and spectro-temporal characteristics of rapid and slow speech components, temporal peculiarities, and intensity of speech turned out to be informative indices of the human emotional state. Application of mathematical methods, in particular methods of recognition theory, to these factors helped to(More)
The object of the study was to observe the changes in efficiency of perceptive activity of man (recognition of visual patterns against a background of noises) throughout an increase in emotional stress caused by a forthcoming parachuete jump. A moderate degree of emotional stress can improve performance efficiency and decrease the number of the subject's(More)
In experiments on 35 subjects--actors and representatives of other skills--activity of the facial mimical muscles (EMG, videotape recordings) was compared to changes in heart rate during reproduction of emotionally coloured situations according to the method of K. S. Stanislavskiy. At the first stage of experiments, the subject experienced emotion and(More)