Heart rate decrease: a comparison of feedback modalities and biofeedback with other procedures

Pollard G. and Ashton R. (1982) Heart rate decrease: a comparison of feedback modalities and biofeedback with other procedures. Biological Psychology, 14 3-4: 245-257. doi:10.1016/0301-0511(82)90005-9


Author Pollard G.
Ashton R.
Title Heart rate decrease: a comparison of feedback modalities and biofeedback with other procedures
Journal name Biological Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0301-0511
Publication date 1982-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0301-0511(82)90005-9
Volume 14
Issue 3-4
Start page 245
End page 257
Total pages 13
Subject 2802 Behavioral Neuroscience
3206 Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
Abstract Sixty subjects were divided into six groups in a comparison of heart rate (HR) decreases obtained with (1) visual feedback, (2) auditory biofeedback, (3) combined visual and auditory biofeedback, (4) instructions to decrease HR without biofeedback, (5) sitting quietly, (6) abbreviated relaxation training, and, as a comparison, a group of 10 experienced meditators were also studied. Biofeedback stimuli were pulsed signals generated by the R-wave of the heartbeat. The results indicated that (a) there was no differential advantage on a HR decrease task to subjects receiving visual, auditory or combined biofeedback; and (b) all groups showed evidence of some decline in HR over the testing session. The meditation group showed the greatest overall decline.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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