Heartbeat detection and the experience of emotions

@article{Wiens2000HeartbeatDA,
  title={Heartbeat detection and the experience of emotions},
  author={Stefan Wiens and Elizabeth Mezzacappa and Edward S. Katkin},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  year={2000},
  volume={14},
  pages={417 - 427}
}
Although many theories of emotion hypothesise a crucial role for the self-perception of visceral activity, there has been little empirical investigation of the relationship between visceral self-perception and emotion. In this study, 52 undergraduates (19 males, 33 females) performed a heartbeat detection task and were classified as good (n=9) or poor (n=43) heartbeat detectors. Subjects were then presented with sets of two film clips, each targeting one of three different emotional valences… Expand
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