Is it important that the mind is in a body? Inhibition and the heart.

@article{Jennings1992IsII,
  title={Is it important that the mind is in a body? Inhibition and the heart.},
  author={J. Richard Jennings},
  journal={Psychophysiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={369-83}
}
The hypothesis is advanced that certain inhibitory processes necessarily involve autonomic adjustments. Such adjustments would represent a constraint on information processing imposed by the location of the mind in a body. Evidence is reviewed showing that motoric inhibition is related to a transient delay in heartbeat generation. The delay is shown to further depend upon when inhibition occurs in the cardiac cycle. It is argued that this form of interaction between central and autonomic… CONTINUE READING

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