Postural modulation induced by pictures depicting prosocial or dangerous contexts.

@article{Facchinetti2006PosturalMI,
  title={Postural modulation induced by pictures depicting prosocial or dangerous contexts.},
  author={L{\'i}via Dumont Facchinetti and Lu{\'i}s Aureliano Imbiriba and Tatiana Maia de Azevedo and Claudia D. Vargas and Eliane Volchan},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={410 1},
  pages={52-6}
}
The ability to identify safety and danger is critical to survival. However, not much is known about human somatic body reactions in these contexts. We performed a posturographic study comparing body reactions to the sight of pictures of smiling babies and families (affiliative) versus matched neutral people, and to pictures depicting body envelope violations (mutilation) versus matched neutral people. The participants stood on a force platform and heart rate and displacement of the center of… CONTINUE READING

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