Sympathetic and parasympathetic responses to a core disgust video clip as a function of disgust propensity and disgust sensitivity.

@article{Jong2011SympatheticAP,
  title={Sympathetic and parasympathetic responses to a core disgust video clip as a function of disgust propensity and disgust sensitivity.},
  author={Peter J de Jong and Mark van Overveld and Madelon M L Peters},
  journal={Biological psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={88 2-3},
  pages={174-9}
}
It is generally assumed that disgust is accompanied by increased activation of the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). However, empirical support for the role of PNS in disgust is scarce. This study tested whether (i) activation of the PNS is indeed involved in disgust and (ii) disgust-induced autonomic activation is especially pronounced in individuals with high disgust propensity or enhanced disgust sensitivity. Participants (N=60) viewed a 5 min disgust-inducing video clip. Participants… CONTINUE READING