The Siberian Scientific Medical Journal
№ 5 / 2014 / 11-16

Hemispheric aspects of interference information in persons differenced by rational and irrational cognitive styles

Author Affiliations


Hemispheric characteristics of the information interference in depending on the dominance of rational or irrational thinking styles (according to the Jung’s personality typology) were studied. The attention hemispheric characteristics were determined with lateralized presentation of hierarchically organized letters. Differently directed relationship between interference effect and the intensity of cognitive style has been established. Large scores of the irrational «sensation» function are corresponded to an interference increase while interhemispheric information exchanging whereas large values of rational «thinking» function – to a decrease while stimuli addressing as the left and right hemisphere. People with «feeling» dominance have maximal interference effect due to conflict between noncongruent and congruent stimuli at the global level selection as well as between local and global attention under interhemispheric exchange of information.

Key words

attention, cognitive style, hemispheric interaction, selection information, Jung’s typology
About Authors (Correspondence):

Yashanina A.A. – postgraduate student of the laboratory of cognitive activity physiology, e-mail:

Razumnikova O.M. – doctor of biological sciences, chief researcher of the laboratory of cognitive activity physiology, e-mail:

Received: 08/02/2015