Psychophysiological Responding During Script-Driven Imagery in People Reporting Abduction by Space Aliens

  title={Psychophysiological Responding During Script-Driven Imagery in People Reporting Abduction by Space Aliens},
  author={Richard J. McNally and Natasha B. Lasko and Susan A. Clancy and Michael L. Macklin and Roger K Pitman and Scott P. Orr},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={493 - 497}
Is recollection of highly improbable traumatic experiences accompanied by psychophysiological responses indicative of intense emotion? To investigate this issue, we measured heart rate, skin conductance, and left lateral frontalis electro-myographic responses in individuals who reported having been abducted by space aliens. Recordings of these participants were made during script-driven imagery of their reported alien encounters and of other stressful, positive, and neutral experiences they… 

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