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Measuring appetitive responding with the postauricular reflex.
Psychophysiology. 2009 May; 46(3):491-7.P

Abstract

Recent research has provided evidence that the postauricular reflex (PAR) is potentiated while people view pleasant images relative to unpleasant and neutral images. The present study sought to extend these findings by investigating whether the PAR is more robustly modulated by the appetitive salience of the stimuli. Eyeblink startle and PAR responses of 51 participants were recorded while they viewed images that varied in valence and thematic content. Participants displayed significantly greater mean PAR magnitude during appetitive-related images (e.g., food, erotica, families) compared with non-appetitive-related pleasant images. These findings support the contention that the PAR is a useful tool for measuring appetitive responding in humans.

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Department of Psychology, Temple University, Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19496218

Citation

Sandt, Arthur R., et al. "Measuring Appetitive Responding With the Postauricular Reflex." Psychophysiology, vol. 46, no. 3, 2009, pp. 491-7.
Sandt AR, Sloan DM, Johnson KJ. Measuring appetitive responding with the postauricular reflex. Psychophysiology. 2009;46(3):491-7.
Sandt, A. R., Sloan, D. M., & Johnson, K. J. (2009). Measuring appetitive responding with the postauricular reflex. Psychophysiology, 46(3), 491-7.
Sandt AR, Sloan DM, Johnson KJ. Measuring Appetitive Responding With the Postauricular Reflex. Psychophysiology. 2009;46(3):491-7. PubMed PMID: 19496218.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Measuring appetitive responding with the postauricular reflex. AU - Sandt,Arthur R, AU - Sloan,Denise M, AU - Johnson,Kareem J, PY - 2009/6/5/entrez PY - 2009/6/6/pubmed PY - 2009/8/20/medline SP - 491 EP - 7 JF - Psychophysiology JO - Psychophysiology VL - 46 IS - 3 N2 - Recent research has provided evidence that the postauricular reflex (PAR) is potentiated while people view pleasant images relative to unpleasant and neutral images. The present study sought to extend these findings by investigating whether the PAR is more robustly modulated by the appetitive salience of the stimuli. Eyeblink startle and PAR responses of 51 participants were recorded while they viewed images that varied in valence and thematic content. Participants displayed significantly greater mean PAR magnitude during appetitive-related images (e.g., food, erotica, families) compared with non-appetitive-related pleasant images. These findings support the contention that the PAR is a useful tool for measuring appetitive responding in humans. SN - 1540-5958 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19496218/Measuring_appetitive_responding_with_the_postauricular_reflex_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2009.00797.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -