Multimedia sensory environment model «INFANT.MAVS» for the study of psychophysiological state of children of the first year of life



The article describes the author's multimedia sensory environment model «INFANT.MAVS» which includes two bases of perceptual stimuli of different complexity – simple (visual, audible, tactile and graphical) and complex, synthesized on the basis of combining simple stimulus. The model contains a dynamic system of sensory stimulation that is appropriate to vary by age competences of a child and additional section for adult users, designed for relaxation, removal of fatigue and formation of positive attitude in the adult staff working with children. The results of the testing of this method testify to the positive dynamics of the mental activity of subjects (focus, the presence of response vocalizations, simulation activity in children; the state of rest, relaxation, positive emotions in adults), and, therefore, confirm its validity. The projected long-term effects of practical use of the model – the creation of conditions for the normal maturation of brain structures that ensure the formation of sensory-motor coordination, which further leads to the formation of early speech and motor skills of a child, the possibility of progress in the cognitive development.

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Keywords: multimedia sensory environment, infant, psychophysiological state, response, feeling

Journal rubric: Tools

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Lyakso E.E., Bednaya E.D., Grigoriev A.S., Kurazhova A.V., Ogorodnikova E.A., Sitdikov V.M., Stolyarova E.I. Multimedia sensory environment model «INFANT.MAVS» for the study of psychophysiological state of children of the first year of life . Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2014. Vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 111–122. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Elena E. Lyakso, Doctor of Biology, Professor of Department of Higher Nervous Activity and Psychophysiology, Biology Faculty, St. Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Eugenia D. Bednaya, Master in Biology, Junior Research Associate, St. Petersburg State University, St Petersburg, Russia, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail:

Alexey S. Grigoriev, PhD in Biology, Associate Professor, Department of Higher Nervous Activity and Psychophysiology, Saint Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Anna V. Kurazhova, PhD in Biology, Junior Researcher of Department of Higher Nervous Activity and Psychophysiology, Biology Faculty, Saint Petersburg State University, Associate Professor, Department of Medical Biology, Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Elena A. Ogorodnikova, PhD in Biology, Head of Laboratory of Psychophysiology of Speech, I. P. Pavlov Institute of Physiology, RAS, St Petersburg, Russia, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail:

Vladimir M. Sitdikov, Master in Optoinformatics, Engineer, I. P. Pavlov Institute of Physiology, RAS, St Petersburg, Russia, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail:

Elvira I. Stolyarova, Research Associate, Laboratory of Speech Psychophysiology, I.P. Pavlov Institute of Physiology, RAS, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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