Age-related changes of phasic heart rate responses to affective pictures.

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title = "Age-related changes of phasic heart rate responses to affective pictures.",
abstract = "This study examined age differences in phasic heart rate in response to neutral, negative and positive pictures. Heart rate changes and subjective ratings were analyzed in 22 middle-aged (40-55 years) and 30 older (56-78 years) participants. The effects of valence on the HR pattern across time were similar to that obtained by Bradley and co-workers. Conversely to previous studies, we did not report any age-related reduction in cardiac reactivity. Instead, when viewing positive pictures, the triphasic wave form appeared in the group of older adults, but for younger participants, it was replaced by a sustained deceleration. These results were interpreted in the light of the socioemotional selectivity theory.",
author = "Anne-Marie Aup{\'e}e and Peter J{\"o}nsson",
year = "2008",
doi = "10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00659.x",
language = "English",
volume = "49",
pages = "325--331",
journal = "Scandinavian Journal of Psychology",
issn = "1467-9450",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "4",