Cardiovascular differentiation of emotions.

  title={Cardiovascular differentiation of emotions.},
  author={Rajita Sinha and William R. Lovallo and Oscar A Parsons},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  volume={54 4},
This study examined the cardiovascular mechanisms governing differential blood pressure changes during the emotions of joy, sadness, fear, and anger. Heart rate, blood pressure, stroke volume, peripheral vascular resistance, cardiac output, and indices of myocardial contractility were measured during fear, anger, joy, sadness, physical action, and neutral imagery conditions in 27 right-handed male volunteers screened for imagery ability, alexithymia, anxiety, and depression. Anger imagery… CONTINUE READING
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