Operant Conditioning of Heart Rate

  title={Operant Conditioning of Heart Rate},
  author={D. Shearn},
  pages={530 - 531}
  • D. Shearn
  • Published 1962
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Delay of shock was made contingent upon acceleration of heart rate in human subjects. The number of accelerations rose across sessions for these subjects and fell for their yoked-controls who received equal amounts of noncontingent shock. A shorter delay produced more accelerations but faster adaptation. Interpretation of changes in heart rate is confounded by related respiratory changes. 
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