A freezing-like posture to pictures of mutilation.

  title={A freezing-like posture to pictures of mutilation.},
  author={Tatiana Maia de Azevedo and Eliane Volchan and Luiz A Imbiriba and E. C. Rodrigues and Jos{\'e} Marcos dos Santos Oliveira and Liliam F. Oliveira and Luiz G Lutterbach and C. D. Vargas},
  volume={42 3},
Postural sway and heart rate were recorded in young men viewing emotionally engaging pictures. It was hypothesized that they would show a human analog of "freezing" behavior (i.e., immobility and heart rate deceleration) when confronted with a sustained block of unpleasant (mutilation) images, relative to their response to pleasant/arousing (sport action) or neutral (objects) pictures. Volunteers stood on a stabilometric platform during picture viewing. Significantly reduced body sway was… CONTINUE READING
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