Cardiac responses associated with affective processing of unpleasant film stimuli.

  title={Cardiac responses associated with affective processing of unpleasant film stimuli.},
  author={Daniela Palomba and Michela Sarlo and Alessandro Angrilli and A Mini and Luciano Stegagno},
  journal={International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology},
  volume={36 1},
The autonomic basis of cardiac reactions to unpleasant film stimuli was investigated. Film clips depicting major surgery, threats of violence, and neutral material were presented to 46 subjects. Self-report measures of emotion were obtained, as well as heart rate, respiration rate, respiratory sinus arrhythmia, T-wave amplitude and skin conductance level. Resting vagal tone was estimated in a paced breathing task prior to film viewing. Spontaneous blink rate was also taken as a measure of… CONTINUE READING

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