Pogonysheva I. A., Pogonyshev D. A.

Influence of hemispheric nature of the brain on the adaptation of northern university students

Abstract:

The article presents the results of a study of the lateral asymmetry profile in students of a northern university and the assessment of the influence of hemispheric brain structure on students adaptation processes. In order to determine the type of functional interhemispheric asymmetry, the «Aktivatsiometr AC-6» system was used. 222 students of Nizhnevartovsk State University participated in the study. The study revealed that most of the young people are left brain dominant, while only 22,5% of them are right brain dominant. There were no statistically sig-nificant gender differences in the structure of interhemispheric interactions. An increase in the number of students with a satisfactory level of adaptation among those with right brain dominance points to a more effective adaptation in comparison with «left-brain» boys and girls. Decrease of the functional activity of the right hemisphere among students living and studying in the north is an additional risk factor for maladaptation.

About the autors:

Irina Aleksandrovna Pogonysheva (1), Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor at the Department of Ecology; Denis Aleksandrovich Pogonyshev (2), Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor at the Department of Ecology.

Place of employment:

Nizhnevartovsk State University (1,2).

Contacts:

e-mail: severina.i@bk.ru (1); å-mail: d.pogonyshev@mail.ru (2).

Key words:

students; interhemispheric asymmetry; lateral asymmetry profiles; adaptation level; index of functional changes.