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Postauricular reflex responses to pictures varying in valence and arousal.
Psychophysiology. 2009 May; 46(3):487-90.P

Abstract

Reflexes are modulated by emotions. Much research has revealed that the startle reflexive eyeblink response is modulated by emotion, particularly in response to pictures of emotional scenes. Investigations of other reflexes are limited. Recently, research suggested that the postauricular reflex in response to a startling noise was modulated by emotion. In particular, pleasant stimuli enhanced the postauricular reflex. However, these first investigations were limited: One experiment demonstrated only a marginal difference between the pleasant stimuli and neutral stimuli and the other lacked the typical neutral scene comparison. The present experiment was designed to assess whether significant emotion versus neutral differences would occur. Results demonstrated that pleasant stimuli, regardless of arousal level, evoked larger postauricular reflex activation than neutral and unpleasant emotional stimuli.

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Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. pagable@gmail.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19226306

Citation

Gable, Philip A., and Eddie Harmon-Jones. "Postauricular Reflex Responses to Pictures Varying in Valence and Arousal." Psychophysiology, vol. 46, no. 3, 2009, pp. 487-90.
Gable PA, Harmon-Jones E. Postauricular reflex responses to pictures varying in valence and arousal. Psychophysiology. 2009;46(3):487-90.
Gable, P. A., & Harmon-Jones, E. (2009). Postauricular reflex responses to pictures varying in valence and arousal. Psychophysiology, 46(3), 487-90. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2009.00794.x
Gable PA, Harmon-Jones E. Postauricular Reflex Responses to Pictures Varying in Valence and Arousal. Psychophysiology. 2009;46(3):487-90. PubMed PMID: 19226306.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Postauricular reflex responses to pictures varying in valence and arousal. AU - Gable,Philip A, AU - Harmon-Jones,Eddie, Y1 - 2009/02/17/ PY - 2009/2/20/entrez PY - 2009/2/20/pubmed PY - 2009/8/20/medline SP - 487 EP - 90 JF - Psychophysiology JO - Psychophysiology VL - 46 IS - 3 N2 - Reflexes are modulated by emotions. Much research has revealed that the startle reflexive eyeblink response is modulated by emotion, particularly in response to pictures of emotional scenes. Investigations of other reflexes are limited. Recently, research suggested that the postauricular reflex in response to a startling noise was modulated by emotion. In particular, pleasant stimuli enhanced the postauricular reflex. However, these first investigations were limited: One experiment demonstrated only a marginal difference between the pleasant stimuli and neutral stimuli and the other lacked the typical neutral scene comparison. The present experiment was designed to assess whether significant emotion versus neutral differences would occur. Results demonstrated that pleasant stimuli, regardless of arousal level, evoked larger postauricular reflex activation than neutral and unpleasant emotional stimuli. SN - 1540-5958 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19226306/Postauricular_reflex_responses_to_pictures_varying_in_valence_and_arousal_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2009.00794.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -