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Alexey M. Ivanitsky

Corr. Member of RAS, D.Sc. in Medicine, Main Scientist

consciousness, thinking

Laboratory of Human Higher Nervous Activity

Scopus ID
7003565354
Web of Science ResearcherID
G-2537-2014
SPIN code
2476-0793

Born June 2, 1928. 

1952 – Graduated the 1-st Moscow Medical Institute as physician. 

1952-1956 – Postgraduate student at the Chair of physiology of the1-st Moscow Medical Institute.

1956 – Candidate of Medical Sciences. The candidate thesis was dedicated to the problem of the ontogenesis of higher nervous activity.

1956-1961 – Junior scientist in the Institute of Higher Nervous Activity. 

1961-1990 – Head the Electrophysiological laboratory of the V.P.Serbsky Institute of General and Forensic Psychiatry. 

1965 – Doctor of Medical Sciences. Doctor thesis treated the problem of impaired brain functions, resulting the damage during the brain development. 

1968 – Professor of Physiology. 

1987 (until now) – Head of the Laboratory of Human Higher Nervous Activity of the Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology, Russian Academy of Sciences. 

A.M.Ivanitsky is a leading Russian specialist in human brain physiology, particularly in the field of the brain base of human mind and consciousness. He developed the theory of the informational synthesis as the brain base of mental events. The theory was based on the studies of brain mechanisms of perception and thinking. It was experimentally shown that the sensation emerged as a result of the synthesis on projection cortex neurons of sensory information and information retrieved from memory. Using the new technique of brain mapping revealing the cortical connectivity, he described the dynamic cortical formations – interaction foci which provide the informational synthesis process in thinking. A.M.Ivanitsky’s team demonstrated that the cortical rhythms rearrangements were specific for particular types of thinking that enabled to develop the technology for computer recognition of the mental operation executed by the subject, using EEG records. Last works by A.M.Ivanitsky are dedicated to the mechanisms of verbal thinking and verbal selective attention. He proposed the hypothesis that the irrelevant verbal stimuli are perceived but not stored in episodic memory. A.M.Ivanitsky is the author of about 370 scientific publications (including three monographs, papers and abstracts). A.M.Ivanitsky is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychophysiology as well as two national scientific journals. 

Main Honors and Awards.

1971 – Honorary Address by the Presidium of the Russian Supreme Council. 

1988 – Honorary Medal of the I.P.Pavlov All-Union Physiological Society. 

1990 – Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. 

1996 The I.P.Pavlov Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences for researches of the physiological basis of the human mind and consciousness. 

1998–- Corresponding Member (2004 – Full Member) of International Academy of Astronautics. 

1999 – Honorary Scientist of the Russian Federation. 

2000 – Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 

2007 – The V.M.Bechterev Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences for researches of the physiological basis of perception, thinking and consciousness.

Monographies, books in chapters

  • Ivanitsky A.M., Ivanitsky G.A., Nikolaev A.R., Sysoeva O. 2. 2. 2. Electroencephalography. Encyclopedic Reference of Neuroscience. Editors-in-Chief: M.D. Binder, N. Hirokawa, U. Windhorst. Berlin, Heidelberg. Springer-Verlag. 2009. Р. 1067-1072.

Publication list

  1. Martynova O.V., Tetereva A.O., Balaev V., Portnova G.V., Ushakov V., Ivanitsky A.M. Longitudinal changes of resting-state functional connectivity of amygdala following fear learning and extinction. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 2020. V. 149. P. 15-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2020.01.002.
  2. Portnova G.V., Tetereva A., Ivanitsky A.M., Martynova O.V., Liaukovich K.M. The effect of experimental conditions, the sample size and session duration on resting-state subjective experience. Psychology, Journal of the Higher School of Economics. 2020. V. 17. N. 3. P. 592-607. DOI: 10.17323/1813-8918-2020-3-592-607.
  3. Tetereva A., Kartashov S., Ivanitsky A.M., Martynova O.V. Variance and Scale-Free Properties of Resting-State Blood Oxygenation Level-Dependent Signal After Fear Memory Acquisition and Extinction. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2020. 14:509075.. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2020.509075.
  4. Tetereva A.O., Balaev V.V., Kartashov S.I., Ushakov V.L., Ivanitsky A.M., Martynova O.V. Asymmetry of amygdala resting-state functional connectivity in healthy human brain. Neuroreport. 2020. V. 31. N. 1. P. 17-21. DOI: 10.1097/WNR.0000000000001353.
  5. Portnova G.V., Tetereva A.O., Balaev V., Atanov M., Skiteva L., Ushakov V., Ivanitsky A.M., Martynova O.V. Correlation of BOLD signal with linear and nonlinear patterns of EEG in resting state EEG-informed fMRI. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2018. V. 11. P. 654. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00654.
  6. Ivanitsky A.M. The descending influences from mental to physiological level as a possible base for free will mechanism. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deyatelnosti Imeni I.P. Pavlova. 2017. V. 67. N. 6. P. 728-729. DOI: 10.7868/S0044467717060053.
  7. Martynova O.V., Portnova G.V., Balaev V.V., Ivanitsky A.M. Comparative Analysis of Brain Activity in Verbal and Spatial Thought in Healthy Subjects and Patients with Speech Disorders. Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology. 2017. V. 47. N. 7. P. 767-776. DOI: 10.1007/s11055-017-0465-4.
  8. Martynova O.V., Sushinskaya-Tetereva A.O., Balaev V.V., Ivanitsky A.M. Correlation between the Functional Connectivity of Brain Areas Active in the Resting State with Behavioral and Psychological Indicators. Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology. 2017. V. 47. N. 9. P. 1128-1139. DOI: 10.1007/s11055-017-0520-1.
  9. Atanov M.S., Ivanitsky G.A., Ivanitsky A.M. Cognitive brain–Computer interface and probable aspects of its practical application. Fiziologiia cheloveka. 2016. V. 42. N. 3. P. 5-11. DOI: 10.7868/S0131164616030036.
  10. Baklushev M.E., Ivanitsky G.A., Atanov M.S., Ivanitsky A.M. High variability of rhythmic EEG patterns, intrinsic for different type of thinking in schizophrenia patients. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deyatelnosti Imeni I.P. Pavlova. 2016. V. 66. N. 5. P. 579-589. DOI: 10.7868/S0044467716050038.
  11. Baklushev M.E., Ivanitsky G.A., Ivanitsky A.M. Violation of Assessing the Salience of Information in Schizophrenia. Uspekhi Fiziologicheskikh Nauk. 2016. V. 47. N. 1. P. 34-47.
  12. Martynova O.V., Portnova G.V., Balaev V.V., Ivanitsky A.M. Comparative analysis of brain activity in verbal and spatial thinking in normal and in patients with speech impairment. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deiatelnosti im I P Pavlova. 2016. V. 66. N. 3. P. 313-326.
  13. Ivanitsky A.M. Determinism and Free Choice in the Operation of the Brain. Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology. 2016. V. 46. N. 9. P. 1-8. DOI: 10.1007/s11055-016-0355-1.
  14. Mayorova L.A., Martynova O.V., Balaban P.M., Ivanitsky A.M., Schklovskii V.N. Mismatch negativity and its hemodynamic equivalent (based on fMRI) in research of speech perception in healthy and in speech disorders. Uspehi Fiziologicheskikh Nauk. 2014. V. 45. N. 1. P. 27-43.
  15. Ivanitsky A.M., Portnova G.V., Martynova O.V., Mayorova L.A., Fedina O.N., Petrushevsky A.G. Brain mapping in verbal and spatial thinking. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deiatelnosti im I P Pavlova. 2013. V. 63. N. 6. P. 677-686.
  16. Portnova G.V., Gladun K.V., Sharova E.V., Ivanitsky A.M. The response of the brain to the action of emotionally significant stimuli in patients with traumatic brain injury in the stages of oppression and recovery of consciousness. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deiatelnosti im I P Pavlova. 2013. V. 63. N. 6. P. 753-765.
  17. Ivanitsky A.M. "Reading the brain": achievements, prospects, ethical issues. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deiatelnosti im I P Pavlova. 2012. V. 62. N. 2. P. 133-142.
  18. Portnova G.V., Ivanitsky A.M., Sharova E.V., Ivanitsky A.M. Study of brain rhythms under the influence of emotionally significant stimuli in healthy adults, children and patients in a coma. Tekhnologii Zhyvykh Sistem. 2012. V. 9. N. 5. P. 3-13.
  19. Roik A.O., Ivanitsky G.A., Ivanitsky A.M. Human cognitive space: the coincidence of models built on the basis of the analysis of brain rhythms and on psychometric measurements. Rossijskij Fiziologicheskij Zhurnal im I M Sechenova. 2012. V. 98. N. 11. P. 1314-1328.
  20. Ivanitsky A.M. Brain Science on the Way to Solving the Problem of Consciousness. Vestnik RAN. 2010. V. 80. N. 5-6. P. 447-455.
  21. Portnova G.V., Sysoeva O.V., Ivanitsky A.M. The influence of auditory rhythmic stimulation on the subjective time flow and the reaction time in cognitive tasks. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deiatelnosti im I P Pavlova. 2010. V. 60. N. 4. P. 419-429.
  22. Portnova G.V., Sysoeva O.V., Ivanitsky A.M. Psychophysiological study of the influence of sound rhythmic stimulation on the subjective countdown and the speed of cognitive tasks. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deiatelnosti im I P Pavlova. 2010. V. 60. N. 4. P. 409-419.
  23. Sysoeva O.V., Kulikova M.A., Maluchenko M.V., Tonevitsky A.G., Ivanitsky A.M. Genetic and social factors in developing of aggression. Fiziologija Cheloveka. 2010. V. 36. N. 1. P. 48-55.
  24. Ivanitsky A.M. Brain Science on the Way to Solving the Problem of Consciousness. Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 2010. V. 80. N. 3. P. 229-236.
  25. Ivanitsky G.A., Naumov R., Roik A., Ivanitsky A.M. EEG portrait of a person: Characteristic patterns of brain rhythms under cognitive load of certain types. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 2010. V. 77. N. 3. P. 314. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2010.06.225.
  26. Malyuchenko N.V., Schegolkova J.V., Kulikova M.A., Timofeeva M.A., Shlepzova V.A., Sysoeva O.V., Ivanitsky A.M., Tonevitsky A.G. Effects of genetic variations in the dopaminergic system on fatigue in humans: Gender aspects. Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine. 2010. V. 149. N. 2. P. 226-232. DOI: 10.1007/s10517-010-0913-4.
  27. Ivanitsky A.M., Ivanitsky G.A., Sysoeva O.V. Brain science: On the way to solving the problem of consciousness. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 2009. V. 73. N. 2. P. 101-108. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2009.02.004.
  28. Sysoeva O.V., Maluchenko N.V., Smirnov K.S., Shleptsova V.A., Ivanitsky A.M., Tonevitsky A.G. Peculiarities of brain information processing in persons with different serotonin transporter gene variants. Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine. 2009. V. 148. N. 5. P. 731-734. DOI: 10.1007/s10517-010-0803-9.
  29. Sysoeva O.V., Maluchenko N.V., Timofeeva M.A., Portnova G.V., Kulikova M.A., Tonevitsky A.G., Ivanitsky A.M. Aggression and 5HTT polymorphism in females: Study of synchronized swimming and control groups. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 2009. V. 72. N. 2. P. 173-178. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2008.12.005.
  30. Ilyuchenok I.R., Sysoeva O.V., Ivanitsky A.M. Two semantic systems in the brain for rapid and slow differentiation of abstract and concrete words. Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology. 2008. V. 38. N. 9. P. 963-970. DOI: 10.1007/s11055-008-9083-5.
  31. Kulikova M.A., Maluchenko N.V., Timofeeva M.A., Shlepzova V.A., Schegolkova J.V., Sysoeva O.V., Ivanitsky A.M., Tonevitsky A.G. Effect of functional catechol-O-methyltransferase Val158Met polymorphism on physical aggression. Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine. 2008. V. 145. N. 1. P. 62-64. DOI: 10.1007/s10517-008-0006-9.
  32. Illuchenok I.R., Sysoeva O.V., Ivanitsky A.M. Two semantic brain systems for rapid and slow differentiation of the abstract and concrete words. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deiatelnosti im I P Pavlova. 2007. V. 57. N. 5. P. 566-575.
  33. Malyuchenko N.V., Sysoeva O.V., Vedyakov A.M., Timofeeva M.A., Portnova G.V., Ivanitsky A.M., Tonevitsky A.G., Kirpichnikov M.P. Effect of 5HTT genetic polymorphism on aggression in athletes. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deiatelnosti im I P Pavlova. 2007. V. 57. N. 3. P. 276-281.
  34. Portnova G.V., Sysoeva O.V., Maliuchenko N.V., Timofeeva V.A., Kulikova M.A., Tonevitsky A.G., Kirpichnikov M.P., Ivanitsky A.M. Genetic basis of time perception in athletes. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deiatelnosti im I P Pavlova. 2007. V. 57. N. 4. P. 450-460.
  35. Portnova G.V., Sysoeva O.V., Maluchenko N.V., Timofeeva M.A., Kulikova M.A., Tanevitsky A.G., Kirpichnikov M.P., Ivanitsky A.M. The genetic basis of time perception in athletes. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deiatelnosti im I P Pavlova. 2007. V. 57. N. 4. P. 461-471.
  36. Sysoeva O.V., Ilyuchenok I.R., Ivanitsky A.M. Rapid and slow brain systems of abstract and concrete words differentiation. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 2007. V. 65. N. 3. P. 272-283. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2007.05.003.
  37. Mnatsakanian E.V., Iljuchenik I.R., Ivanitsky G.A., Ivanitsky A.M. Dipole models for the sources of late evoked potential components in verbal tasks for intermodal attention and memory in humans. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deiatelnosti im I P Pavlova. 2005. V. 55. N. 3. P. 315-321.
  38. Ivanitsky A.M., Nikolaev A.R., Ivanitsky G.A. Cortical connectivity during word association search. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 2001. V. 42. N. 1. P. 35-53. DOI: 10.1016/S0167-8760(01)00140-4.
  39. Nikolaev A.R., Ivanitsky G.A., Ivanitsky A.M., Posner M.I., Abdullaev Y.G. Correlation of brain rhythms between frontal and left temporal (Wernicke's) cortical areas during verbal thinking. Neuroscience Letters. 2001. V. 298. N. 2. P. 107-110. DOI: 10.1016/S0304-3940(00)01740-7.
  40. Strelets V.B., Ivanitsky A.M., Ivanitsky A.M., Artseulova O.K., Novototsky-Vlasov V.Y., Golikova Z.V. The disordered organization of the cortical processes in depression. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deiatelnosti im I P Pavlova. 1996. V. 46. N. 2. P. 274-281.
  41. Strelets V.B., Ivanitsky A.M., Artseulova O.K. Dynamics of neurophysiologic parameters in reactive (situational) and endogenous depression. Fiziologiya Cheloveka. 1994. V. 20. N. 6. P. 64-74.
  42. Ivanitsky A.M. Consciousness: criteria and possible mechanisms. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 1993. V. 14. N. 3. P. 179-187. DOI: 10.1016/0167-8760(93)90032-K.
 

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