Classical conditioning of the human blood pressure response.

  title={Classical conditioning of the human blood pressure response.},
  author={Sarah Reiff and Edward S. Katkin and Rog{\'e}rio Friedman},
  journal={International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology},
  volume={34 2},
The object of this experiment was to demonstrate that blood pressure responses could be classically conditioned in human subjects and to describe the topography of the conditioned response. Despite clear evidence for classical blood pressure conditioning in animals there is little evidence concerning a clear demonstration of the phenomenon in human subjects, and no description of the form of the conditioned response. A 'neutral' 8-s 70-db tone (CS) was paired with a 500-ms electric shock (UCS… CONTINUE READING

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