Lucas Ferreira

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OBJECTIVES There are no data in the literature with regard to the acute effects of different styles of music on the geometric indices of heart rate variability. In this study, we evaluated the acute effects of relaxant baroque and excitatory heavy metal music on the geometric indices of heart rate variability in women. METHODS We conducted this study in(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic classical music was reported to increase parasympathetic activitywhen evaluating heart rate variability (HRV). It is poor in the literature investigation of the acute effects of baroque and heavy metal styles of musical auditory stimulation on HRV. In this study we evaluated the acute effects of relaxant baroque and excitatory heavy metal(More)
—This paper presents a genetic algorithm (GA) for the procedural generation of levels in the Angry Birds game. The GA evaluates the levels based on a simulation which measures the elements' movement during a period of time. The algorithm's objective is to minimize this metric to generate stable structures. The level evaluation also considers some(More)
This paper presents a multi-population genetic algorithm for procedural generation of levels for platform games such as Super Mario Bros (SMB). The algorithm evolves four aspects of the game during its generations: terrain, enemies, coins and blocks. Each aspect has its own codification, population and fitness function. At the end of the evolution, the best(More)
The acute effects after exposure to different styles of music on cardiac autonomic modulation assessed through heart rate variability (HRV) analysis have not yet been well elucidated. We aimed to investigate the recovery response of cardiac autonomic modulation in women after exposure to musical auditory stimulation of different styles. The study was(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic exposure to musical auditory stimulation has been reported to improve cardiac autonomic regulation. However, it is not clear if music acutely influences it in response to autonomic tests. We evaluated the acute effects of music on heart rate variability (HRV) responses to the postural change maneuver (PCM) in women. METHOD We evaluated(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the outcomes enabled by the neuromuscular electric stimulation in critically ill patients in intensive care unit assisted. METHODS A systematic review of the literature by means of clinical trials published between 2002 and 2012 in the databases LILACS, SciELO, MEDLINE and PEDro using the descriptors "intensive care unit", "physical(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the effects of the PCM on the fractal analysis of the HRV in healthy women. METHOD We evaluated healthy women between 18 and 30 years old. HRV was analyzed in the time (SDNN, RMSSD, NN50 and pNN50) and frequency (LF, HF and LF/HF ratio) domains as well as short and long-term fractal exponents (alpha-1 and alpha-2) of the detrended(More)
The work described in this article consists of the development of a simulation model in an Arena environment, based on a real case, and is aimed at a very specific class of production lines, with a four closed-loop network configuration. The purpose of the use of an Arena simulation environment was that of enabling the production engineer to evaluate the(More)