Accession Number:

AD0677608

Title:

HEART RATE RESPONSE TO SOUND AND LIGHT,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BAYLOR UNIV HOUSTON TEX DEPT OF PSYCHIATRY

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The heart rate HR response to five intensities of sound was examined in 18 subjects and to five intensities of light in 12 subjects. Each subject was tested on four occasions at monthly intervals. After covariance adjustment, significant acceleration to sound was found within the first 5 beats after stimulus onset but no significant deceleration occurred. There were no differences between testings. Individuals HR acceleration was reliable over testings and differing experimental contexts. No habituation occurred and no consistent relationship between HR response and ego strength was found. There was no significant HR response to light stimulation. The results were discussed in relation to Graham and Cliftons 1966 hypotheses concerning the relationship of the HR response to the orienting reflex OR. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE