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Age-related changes of phasic heart rate responses to affective pictures.

Aupée, Anne-Marie LU and Jönsson, Peter LU (2008) In Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 49(4). p.325-331
Abstract
This study examined age differences in phasic heart rate in response to neutral, negative and positive pictures. Heart rate changes and subjective ratings were analyzed in 22 middle-aged (40-55 years) and 30 older (56-78 years) participants. The effects of valence on the HR pattern across time were similar to that obtained by Bradley and co-workers. Conversely to previous studies, we did not report any age-related reduction in cardiac reactivity. Instead, when viewing positive pictures, the triphasic wave form appeared in the group of older adults, but for younger participants, it was replaced by a sustained deceleration. These results were interpreted in the light of the socioemotional selectivity theory.
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Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
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325 - 331
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10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00659.x
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  author       = {Aupée, Anne-Marie and Jönsson, Peter},
  issn         = {1467-9450},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {325--331},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Psychology},
  title        = {Age-related changes of phasic heart rate responses to affective pictures.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00659.x},
  volume       = {49},
  year         = {2008},
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