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Combined use of autogenic therapy and biofeedback in training effective control of heart rate by humansExperiments were performed on 24 men and women (aged 20-27 yr) in three equal groups who were taught to control their own heart rates by autogenic training and biofeedback under dark and sound-isolated conditions. Group I was parasympathetic dominant, group II was sympathetic dominant, and group III consisted of parasympathetic-dominant subjects and controls who received only biofeedback of their own heart rates. The results corroborate three hypotheses: (1) subjects with para-sympathetic-dominant autonomic profiles perform in a way that is both qualitatively and quantitatively different from subjects with sympathetic-dominant autonomic profiles; (2) tests of interindividual variability yield data relevant to individual performance in visceral learning tasks; and (3) the combined use of autogenic training, biofeedback, and verbal feedback is suitable for conditioning large stable autonomic responses in humans.
Document ID
19780033309
Document Type
Other - Collected Works
Authors
Cowings, P. S.
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1977
Subject Category
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: UCD301
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other