Advanced

Respiratory sinus arrhythmia in response to fear-relevant and fear-irrelevant stimuli.

Jönsson, Peter LU and Sandsten, Maria LU (2008) In Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 49(2). p.123-131
Abstract
Heart period variability and heart rate were studied in 15 women and 15 men while they were viewing negatively (snakes/spiders), neutrally (scenic views), and positively (cats and kittens/puppies and dogs) valenced films. Time-frequency analyses of the heart period variability power spectrum in the high frequency region (0.12-0.4 Hz), reflecting respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), were carried out during 5 minutes in each condition. The main finding showed that RSA-magnitude (high frequency power) was inversely related to emotional valence: lowest magnitudes were found in response to positive films, and highest magnitude to negative films. The findings were interpreted as reflecting motor or behavioral inhibition, and increased attention... (More)
Heart period variability and heart rate were studied in 15 women and 15 men while they were viewing negatively (snakes/spiders), neutrally (scenic views), and positively (cats and kittens/puppies and dogs) valenced films. Time-frequency analyses of the heart period variability power spectrum in the high frequency region (0.12-0.4 Hz), reflecting respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), were carried out during 5 minutes in each condition. The main finding showed that RSA-magnitude (high frequency power) was inversely related to emotional valence: lowest magnitudes were found in response to positive films, and highest magnitude to negative films. The findings were interpreted as reflecting motor or behavioral inhibition, and increased attention to negatively valenced, stimuli. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
in
Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
volume
49
issue
2
pages
123 - 131
publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
external identifiers
  • PMID:18352981
  • WOS:000254127300003
  • Scopus:40849113294
ISSN
1467-9450
DOI
10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00638.x
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
089107ef-e9e7-4d4c-9ddf-1969fa3cb915 (old id 1052317)
alternative location
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18352981?dopt=Abstract
date added to LUP
2008-04-03 15:10:29
date last changed
2016-10-13 04:32:27
@misc{089107ef-e9e7-4d4c-9ddf-1969fa3cb915,
  abstract     = {Heart period variability and heart rate were studied in 15 women and 15 men while they were viewing negatively (snakes/spiders), neutrally (scenic views), and positively (cats and kittens/puppies and dogs) valenced films. Time-frequency analyses of the heart period variability power spectrum in the high frequency region (0.12-0.4 Hz), reflecting respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), were carried out during 5 minutes in each condition. The main finding showed that RSA-magnitude (high frequency power) was inversely related to emotional valence: lowest magnitudes were found in response to positive films, and highest magnitude to negative films. The findings were interpreted as reflecting motor or behavioral inhibition, and increased attention to negatively valenced, stimuli.},
  author       = {Jönsson, Peter and Sandsten, Maria},
  issn         = {1467-9450},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {123--131},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x8f8a828)},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Psychology},
  title        = {Respiratory sinus arrhythmia in response to fear-relevant and fear-irrelevant stimuli.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00638.x},
  volume       = {49},
  year         = {2008},
}