Cardiac Vagal Tone, defensiveness, and motivational style.

  title={Cardiac Vagal Tone, defensiveness, and motivational style.},
  author={Hallam L Movius and John J. B. Allen},
  journal={Biological psychology},
  volume={68 2},
Cardiac Vagal Tone has been proposed as a stable biological marker for the ability to sustain attention and regulate emotion [Porges, Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development 59 (1994) 167-186]. Vagal tone is a physiological index of parasympathetic nervous system influence on the heart that has predicted a number of emotional behaviors and styles in infants, children, and adults. Little research, however, has sought to explore the link between vagal tone and established… CONTINUE READING