Basic emotions are associated with distinct patterns of cardiorespiratory activity.

  title={Basic emotions are associated with distinct patterns of cardiorespiratory activity.},
  author={Pierre Rainville and Antoine Bechara and Nasir Hasnain Naqvi and Antonio R. Damasio},
  journal={International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology},
  volume={61 1},
The existence of specific somatic states associated with different emotions remains controversial. In this study, we investigated the profile of cardiorespiratory activity during the experience of fear, anger, sadness and happiness. ECG and respiratory activity was recorded in 43 healthy volunteers during the recall and experiential reliving of one or two potent emotional autobiographical episodes and a neutral episode. Univariate statistics indicated that the four emotions differed from each… CONTINUE READING
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