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Age dynamics of higher mental functions among the employees of law enforcement agencies 401

Kotelnikova D.A., Laboratory assistant, V. Serbsky NMRCPN , Moscow, Russia,
Pronicheva M.M., graduate student of psychology and the legal rights of the Faculty of Legal Psychology, MSUPE, Federal state budgetary institution «Serbsky Federal medical research Centre of Psychiatry and Narcology» of the Ministry of healthcare of the Russian Federation , Moscow, Russia,
Vasilchenko A.S., Junior Researcher, Federal State Budgetary Institution "V. Serbsky Federal Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology" of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation , Moscow, Russia,
The article presents the results of the research on the age dynamics of higher mental functions among the employees of law enforcement agencies. There was an assumption that the decrease in concentration of attention, visual and somatosensory gnosis and visual memory dominate in the structure of age-related changes in higher mental functions among employees of law enforcement agencies. The sample of the study was 68 soldiers aged from 19 to 41 years (mean age of the group 27 ± 4.78). The methodological complex included methods aimed to evaluate the function of gnosis (Recognition of the figures of Poppelreiter, Had's sampling, Copying of the drawing with a rotation of 180°, Posture transfer, Feeling of Ferster, Reproduction of rhythms), attention (Schulte's Tables, Bourdon's Correction Test) and memory (Memorization of two-valued numbers, the memorization of two semantic series, the test "5 figures"). It was revealed that, irrespective of age, the functional disorder of basal-frontal, "deep" structures and temporal divisions of the brain predominates in the entire sample. The structure of age-related changes is dominated by a decline in visual-spatial functions, changes in visual and somatosensory gnosis, as well as visual memory.

Keywords: higher mental functions, age dynamics of higher mental functions, the employees of law enforcement agencies.

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