Respiratory Physiological Phenomena

Publication Title: 
Emotion (Washington, D.C.)

Emerging evidence suggests that high resting heart rate variability in the respiratory frequency band, or respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) may capture individual differences in the capacity to engage in situationally appropriate regulation of affect and behavior. The authors therefore hypothesized that high RSA may act as a protective factor against difficulties controlling negative affect and hostile behaviors in conflicts with romantic partners in highly rejection-sensitive individuals--a population otherwise vulnerable to these responses.

Gyurak, Anett
Ayduk, Ozlem
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The Journal of Asthma Research
Brown, E. A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Applied Physiology
van Lith, P.
Barrocas, M.
Nelson, R. A.
Sharp, J. T.
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Resting end-expiratory position (REEP) of the respiratory system was monitored continuously using spirometric recording in eleven patients during transition from consciousness to thiopental hypnosis and following subsequent administration of succinylcholine. REEP decreased following thiopental and was little affected by subsequent relaxant in most patients. A fall in REEP was observed within 30 s after thiopental, and a lower, stable level of REEP was attained within approximately 15-45 s. Mean volume of gas expelled from the lungs was 189 (SE 32) ml BTPS.

Bergman, N. A.
Publication Title: 
Brain Research Bulletin

Autonomic and electroencephalographic (EEG) responses to aversive stimuli presented by means of hypnotic suggestion have been studied in man.Healthy volunteers with simple phobia were screened for susceptibility to hypnosis. The experimental paradigm included periods of rest during which the hypnotized subjects were asked to produce an emotionally neutral mental image and periods of emotional activation in which they were asked to image a phobic object.

Gemignani, A.
Santarcangelo, E.
Sebastiani, L.
Marchese, C.
Mammoliti, R.
Simoni, A.
Ghelarducci, B.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Physiology

1. Positron emission tomography (PET) was used to identify the neuroanatomical correlates underlying 'central command' during imagination of exercise under hypnosis, in order to uncouple central command from peripheral feedback. 2.

Thornton, J. M.
Guz, A.
Murphy, K.
Griffith, A. R.
Pedersen, D. L.
Kardos, A.
Leff, A.
Adams, L.
Casadei, B.
Paterson, D. J.
Publication Title: 
Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology

Recent clinical studies have emphasized the up-regulation (sensitization) of cough in pathological conditions of the airways. However there are also many situations where voluntary and reflex cough can be down-regulated.

Widdicombe, John
Singh, Vijay
Publication Title: 
Journal of Oral Rehabilitation

It was hypothesized that dental anxiety, which leads to neurophysiologic alterations in heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure prior, during and subsequent to dental treatment, can be influenced by medical hypnosis. We report the positive impact from non-invasive hypno-sedation during dental implant surgery on a 54-year-old female patient who experienced neurophysiologic reactions as a result of the psychosomatic process of dental anxiety (dental anxiety scale value = 13).

Eitner, S.
Schultze-Mosgau, S.
Heckmann, J.
Wichmann, M.
Holst, S.
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Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate effects of Hatha yoga and Omkar meditation on cardiorespiratory performance, psychologic profile, and melatonin secretion. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty healthy men in the age group of 25-35 years volunteered for the study. They were randomly divided in two groups of 15 each. Group 1 subjects served as controls and performed body flexibility exercises for 40 minutes and slow running for 20 minutes during morning hours and played games for 60 minutes during evening hours daily for 3 months.

Harinath, Kasiganesan
Malhotra, Anand Sawarup
Pal, Karan
Prasad, Rajendra
Kumar, Rajesh
Kain, Trilok Chand
Rai, Lajpat
Sawhney, Ramesh Chand
Publication Title: 
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine

CONTEXT: Yoga is qualitatively different from any other mode of physical activity in that it consists of a unique combination of isometric muscular contractions, stretching exercises, relaxation techniques, and breathing exercises. In particular, yoga postures consist of systemic isometric contractions that are known to elicit marked increases in mean blood pressure that are not observed during dynamic exercise. Stretching can also induce increases in blood pressure and sympathetic nerve activity in the muscles.

Miles, Steven C.
Chun-Chung, Chou
Hsin-Fu, Lin
Hunter, Stacy D.
Dhindsa, Mandeep
Nualnim, Nantinee
Tanaka, Hirofumi


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