Russian Psychological Issues
JournalsTopicsAuthorsEditor's Choice For AuthorsAbout PsyJournals.ruContact Us

  Previous issue (2020. Vol. 16, no. 2)

Included in Web of Science СС (ESCI)

Included in Scopus


Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Started in 2005

Published quarterly

Free of fees
Open Access Journal

Affiliated ISCAR


Higher Mental Functions in Early, Middle and Late Adulthood: A Neuropsychological Analysis 2303

The paper addresses the age-specific changes in higher mental functions in early, middle and late adulthood basing on A.R. Luria's model of three functional brain units and the concept of interspatial brain asymmetry. The heterochronous and multidimensional character of the changes in higher mental functions is most prominent in early and mid-adulthood when improvements both in visual perception and certain aspects of speech are accompanied by a decrease in visual-spatial abilities. The functions of obtaining, processing and storing information are to a great extent subject to the negative effects of age, mainly with right-hemisphere deficiencies. Research subjects in late adulthood showed a decrease in all the explored characteristics except for the ability to program and control free forms of activity.

Keywords: higher mental functions, program and control, serial organization of movements, kinesthetic functions, visual gnosis, acoustic functions, visualspatial functions, left and right hemisphere functions

Column: Memorable Dates

For Reference

  1. Anan'ev B.G. Psihologiya i problemy chelovekoznaniya: izbr. psiholog. tr. / Рod red. A.A. Bodaleva. 3-e izd., ster. M., 2008.
  2. Anan'ev B.G. Nekotorye problemy psihologii vzroslyh. M., 1972.
  3. Ahutina T.V. Neiropsihologicheskii analiz individual'nyh razlichii u detei: parametry ocenki // Neiropsihologiya i psi_ hofiziologiya individual'nyh razlichii / Рod. red. E.D. Homskoi, V.A. Moskvina. M.; Orenburg, 2000.
  4. Balashova E.Yu. Narushenie prostranstvennyh funkcii pri sosudistyh i atroficheskih demenciyah pozdnego vozrasta: Diss. … kand. psihol. nauk. M., 1995.
  5. Borisova L.N. Dinamika intellektual'nogo razvitiya vzroslyh i ee zavisimost' ot urovnya obrazovaniya: Diss. … kand. psihol. nauk. L., 1990.
  6. Vozrastnye, polovye i individual'no-tipologicheskie osobennosti vysshih psihicheskih funkcii v norme / Рod red. T.A. Fotekovoi. Abakan, 2007.
  7. Goldberg E. Paradoks mudrosti: revolyucionnyi vzglyad na myshlenie cheloveka / Per. s angl. M., 2007.
  8. Zagyanskaya N.A., Zueva Yu.V., Korsakova N.K. Neiropsihologicheskii analiz variantov normal'nogo stareniya // I Mezhdunarodnaya konferenciya pamyati A.R. Lurii: tezisy dokladov / Рod red. E.D. Homskoi, Zh.M. Glozman, D. Tappera. M., 1997.
  9. Korsakova N.K., Moskovichyute L.I. Klinicheskaya neiropsihologiya. M., 2003.
  10. Korsakova N.K., Praht N.Yu. Neirokognitivnye izmeneniya pri normal'nom fiziologicheskom starenii // Vestn. Mosk. Un-ta. Ser. 14. Psihologiya. 2001. № 4.
  11. Korsakova N.K., Moskovichyute L.I. Neiropsihologiya pozdnego vozrasta: obosnovanie koncepcii i prikladnye aspek ty // Hrestomatiya po neiropsihologii / Оtv. red. E.D. Homskaya. M., 1999.
  12. Korsakova N.K. Psihicheskoe starenie v norme ipatologii (sindromnyi podhod) // A.R. Luriya i psihologiya 21 veka: doklady 2_i mezhdunarod. konf., posvyash. 100-letiyu so dnya rozhdeniya A.R. Lurii / Рod red. T.V. Ahutinoi, Zh.M. Glozman. M., 2003.
  13. Luriya A.R. Vysshie korkovye funkcii cheloveka. SPb., 2008.
  14. Luriya A.R. Tri osnovnyh funkcional'nyh bloka moz_ ga // Estestvennonauchnye osnovy psihologii / Рod red. L.S. Cvetkovoi. M., 1975.
  15. Manelis N.G. Zakonomernosti normal'nogo razvitiya // Hrestomatiya po neiropsihologii / Оtv. red. E.D. Homskaya. M., 1999.
  16. Mikadze Yu.V. Neiropsihologiya individual'nyh razlichii v detskom vozraste: Diss. ... d_ra psihol. nauk. M., 1999.
  17. Neiropsihologicheskaya diagnostika, obsledovanie pis'_ ma i chteniya mladshih shkol'nikov / Рod obsh. red T.V. Ahutinoi, O.B. Inshakovoi. M., 2008.
  18. Obuhova O.B. Mezhindividual'naya variativnost' v razvi_ tii kognitivnyh i individual'no_lichnostnyh funkcii v zrelom i pozhilom vozraste: Diss. … kand. psihol. nauk. M., 2009.
  19. Razvitie psihofiziologicheskih funkcii vzroslyh lyudei / Рod red. B.G. Anan'eva, E. I. Stepanovoi. M., 1972.
  20. Semenovich A.V. Neiropsihologicheskaya diagnostika i korrekciya v detskom vozraste: Ucheb. posobie dlya vyssh. ucheb. zavedenii. M., 2002.
  21. Simernickaya E.G. Mozg cheloveka i psihicheskie processy v ontogeneze. M., 1985.
  22. Stepanova E.I. Psihologiya vzroslyh: eksperimental'-naya akmeologiya. SPb., 2000.
  23. Stepanova E.I. Chelovek: vozrast, trud, obrazovanie //Voprosy psihologii. 1986. № 1.
  24. Styuart-Gamil'ton Ya. Psihologiya stareniya: per. S angl. SPb., 2002.
  25. Fomenko L.N. Razvitie vnimaniya vzroslyh (18—35 let): Diss. .... kand. psihol. nauk. L., 1972.
  26. Holodnaya M.A. Psihologiya intellekta: paradoksy issledovaniya. SPb., 2002.
  27. Shai K.U. Intellektual'noe razvitie vzroslyh // Psihologicheskii zhurnal. 1998. T. 19. № 6.
  28. Daum I., Schugens M.M. Memory dysfunction of the frontal in normal aging // Ney York Report. 1996. № 7.
  29. Gage F.H. Brain, Repair Yourself // Scientific American. September 2003.
  30. Reishery B., Ferris S., Crook T. The global deterioration scale for assessment of primary degenerative dementia //Amer. J. Psychiat. 1982. V. 133.
  31. Reuter-Lorenz P.A. Cognitive neuropsychology of the aging brain // Cognitive aging: A primer / Ed. by D.C. Park, N. Schwartz. N. Y., 2000.
  32. Schaie K.W. The Seattle Longitudinal Study: A twentyone year exploration of psychometric development. N. Y., 1983.
  33. Takeuchi Y. Is latent handedness related to mental rotation performance // International Journal of Psychology: Abstracts of XXVII International Congress of Psychology. Stockholm, 2000.
  34. Stern Y., Scarmeas N., Habeck C. Imaging Cognitive Reserve // International Journal of Psychology. 2004. Vol. 39. № 1.

© 2007–2020 Portal of Russian Psychological Publications. All rights reserved in Russian

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

Catalogue of academic journals in psychology & education MSUPE

Creative Commons License Open Access Repository     Webometrics Ranking of Repositories

RSS Psyjournals at facebook Psyjournals at Twitter Psyjournals at Youtube ??????.???????