Chemosensory anxiety signals augment the startle reflex in humans

  title={Chemosensory anxiety signals augment the startle reflex in humans},
  author={Alexander Prehn and A. Ohrt and B. Sojka and R. Ferstl and B. Pause},
  journal={Neuroscience Letters},
  • Alexander Prehn, A. Ohrt, +2 authors B. Pause
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience Letters
  • The aim of the present study was to investigate whether chemosensory anxiety signals can activate behavioral withdrawal systems in humans. Twelve male university students donated their axillary sweat in two situations: right before an oral academic examination (anxiety condition) and during ergometric training (exercise condition). Subjective ratings revealed that the odor donors experienced significantly more anxiety and less pleasure during the anxiety condition than during the exercise… CONTINUE READING
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