Changes in salivary physiological stress markers associated with winning and losing.

@article{Hasegawa2008ChangesIS,
  title={Changes in salivary physiological stress markers associated with winning and losing.},
  author={Masako Hasegawa and Masahiro Toda and Kanehisa Morimoto},
  journal={Biomedical research},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={43-6}
}
Using a representative table game popular in Japan known as shogi, or Japanese chess, we investigated the effects of winning and losing on saliva composition. The subjects were 90 healthy male university students who were members of a shogi club. Saliva samples were collected immediately before and after playing shogi, and again 30 min later. Salivary cortisol and testosterone levels in the samples were determined by ELISA and EIA, respectively. After finishing each game, the competitiveness of… CONTINUE READING

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