The laboratory is carrying out research on biomarkers and the endophenotype correlations with the social behavior of various social groups living in the Asiatic part of Russia, in Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and in Central and Southeast Asia.

The laboratory seeks to conduct a complex interdisciplinary examination (psychological, psycholinguistic, molecular-biological and psychophysiological) of various groups of population living in Siberia, in Novosibirsk, in the regions of Tuva and Yakutia, in Mongolia and Taiwan.

Healthy adults living in various climatic and social conditions take part in research. Moreover, healthy children and teenagers, as well as psychiatric hospital patients diagnosed with behavioral disorders are also involved in the research. Special emphasis is placed on the study of risk factors for socially significant mental disorders such as anxiety-depressive disorders, depression, addiction and autism. Comprehensive expeditions to various regions of Asia are conducted within the frame of the laboratory research projects. The practical importance of this study consists in the development of technologies allowing an early diagnosis of pathologies affecting people permanently or temporarily living in extreme climatic conditions. This is of special relevance regarding research on population working in the Far North. This research is extremely relevant in regards to the application of the Federal Target Program for the development of Artic, which intends to relocate several millions of people in this region. Moreover, developed technologies will allow the transition to personalized medicine, oriented towards the development of individual diagnosis methods and mental disorders correction. The work of professional linguists – students at the NSU Humanitarian Faculty – is an important component of the research.

The laboratory was created at the NSU humanitarian Faculty, within the frame of the research project on biomarkers and EEG correlatives with Social Behavior, jointly with the Scientific Research Institute of Physiology & Basic Medicine. Collaborators from the Institute of Cytology and Genetics (Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences – SB RAS), from the international tomography center (SB RAS) and from Tuvan State University have already been participating in this project for more than two years. Research is conducted with the participation of the North-Eastern Federal University (Yakutsk) and the Altay Federal Academy. Furthermore, foreign collaborators from Khovd Federal University (Mongolia) and the Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica (Taiwan) are also taking part in the project.

Expert in this field: Candidate of Biological Sciences, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Docent Alexander Savostyanov, alexander.savostyanov@gmail.com

Section of fundamental and applied linguistics, Institue of Humanities NSU
Institute of Physiology & Basic Medicine