Modulation of spinal reflexes: arousal, pleasure, action.

@article{Bonnet1995ModulationOS,
  title={Modulation of spinal reflexes: arousal, pleasure, action.},
  author={Michel Bonnet and Margaret M. Bradley and Peter J. Lang and Jean Requin},
  journal={Psychophysiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={367-72}
}
The human startle reflex is reliably modulated by the affective valence of foreground pictures, with larger reflexes elicited when viewing unpleasant relative to pleasant scenes. If this modulation is due to priming of the defensive startle reflex by an aversive foreground, a different pattern should occur for a reflex that is not inherently defensive in… CONTINUE READING