Polyakov Vladimir Matveevich
Head of the Laboratory since 1988, Doctor of Biological Sciences
The laboratory was established in April 1988 in the Department of Pediatrics of the Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics (headed by Polyakov V.M.). Then the laboratory-based Scientific and Clinical Department was created with the Department of Comprehensive Study of Mental Health Problems, and the groups Physiology and Pathology of the Neonatal Period, Studies of Ontogenesis of the Cardiovascular System, Surgical Diagnostic and Treatment Methods (headed by Polyakov V.M.). In 1991, because of the opening of the Neurological Clinic of the Institute of Pediatrics, the Laboratory, together with the opened Clinic, merged into the Department of Child Mental Health. Since 1995, the Laboratory has become a separate unit, and in 1998 it was renamed to the Laboratory of Psychoneurosomatic Pathology in Children.
The main research areas:
comprehensive study of the child mental health and the principles of step-by-step rehabilitation of children and adolescents with CNS diseases;
features of the formation of higher mental functions in ontogenesis in different populations of children (urban and rural populations);
patterns of changes in cognitive processes and functional organization of the brain in children and adolescents with psychosomatic pathology;
patterns of the formation of psychosomatic disorders in childhood and adolescence, taking into account various environmental conditions and ethnicity.
Laboratory staff actively collaborate with Russian educational institutions, such as Moscow State University, Department of Clinical Psychology and the Laboratory of Neuropsychology; Irkutsk State University, specialized department of Medical Psychology; Khakass State University named after N.F. Katanov, Medical-Psychological-Social Institute.
The main research results of the laboratory staff have been published in well-known Russian and international journals: Bulletin of Siberian Medicine; Cultural-Historical Psychology; Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine; Archives of Disease in Childhood; European Journal of Preventive Cardiology; Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, and others.
Since the Laboratory’s establishment, staff members have defended 1 doctoral and 5 candidate’s dissertations.