Accession Number : AD0712784

Title :   THE EFFECT OF INCREASED INFORMATION PROCESSING ON SINUS ARRHYTHMIA AND HEART BEAT.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Bonsper,Donald Edward

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The experiment investigated the effect of increased information processing on heart beat and sinus arrhythmia. A measure of sinus arrhythmia was developed which considered the are between the electrocardiogram rate curve and the average heart beat line. Simple linear correlation analyses were performed to determine the relationships between heart beat, sinus arrhythmia and information processing rate. Sinus arrhythmia was decreased as a result of increased information processing while heart beat was not significantly affected. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REASONING, *CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM), (*STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *HEART), PHYSIOLOGY, PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, ARRHYTHMIA, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE