Heart rate discrimination viewed as a perceptual process: A replication and extension

Grigg L. and Ashton R. (1982) Heart rate discrimination viewed as a perceptual process: A replication and extension. Psychophysiology, 19 1: 13-20. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8986.1982.tb02591.x

Author Grigg L.
Ashton R.
Title Heart rate discrimination viewed as a perceptual process: A replication and extension
Journal name Psychophysiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0048-5772
Publication date 1982-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1469-8986.1982.tb02591.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 19
Issue 1
Start page 13
End page 20
Total pages 8
Language eng
Subject 1314 Physiology
2737 Physiology (medical)
3200 Psychology
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
3206 Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
Abstract Two experiments are reported which investigate the efficacy of Ashton, White, and Hodgson's (1979) two‐alterative‐forced‐choice discrimination technique for training accuracy in perception of heart rate. In the first study, subjects were assigned to either a knowledge of results (KR) or no‐knowledge of results condition (noKR). In the second study a third condition, augmented feedback (AFB), was added. The two studies differed essentially in the timing of the commencement of training, and in the number of training sessions employed. Transfer of training was assessed in both studies by testing all subjects on a heartbeat discrimination task modified from Brener and Jones (1974). The pattern of results was consistent in indicating that providing subjects with information about the accuracy of their decisions is an effective means of training cardiac awareness, and that transfer of the trained awareness to a more commonly used exteroceptive discrimination procedure occurs. The data also point to the possibility that allowing subjects to “practice” prior to any training may be a procedural measure best avoided in discrimination training experiments. Copyright
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Heart rate
Knowledge of results
Transfer of training
Q-Index Code C1
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