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Masked affective stimuli moderate task difficulty effects on effort-related cardiovascular response

Published inPsychophysiology, vol. 48, no. 8, p. 1157-1164
Publication date2011
Abstract

This experiment investigated the combined effect of masked affective stimuli and task difficulty on effort-related cardiovascular response. Cardiovascular reactivity (ICG, blood pressure) was recorded during a baseline period and performance of an easy or difficult attention task in which participants were exposed to masked sad vs. happy facial expressions. As expected, participants in the sad-faces/easy and happy-faces/difficult conditions showed stronger sympathetic nervous system discharge to the heart and vasculatureFshorter preejection period, higher systolic blood pressureFindicating more effort than participants in the sad-faces/difficult and happy-faces/easy conditions. Total peripheral resistance reacted similarly as preejection period and systolic blood pressure. The findings are compatible with the effects of consciously experienced affect on effort-related cardiovascular response.

Keywords
  • Implicit affect
  • Priming
  • Cardiovascular reactivity
  • Effort
  • Active coping
Funding
  • Swiss National Science Foundation - Primed Affect and Effort-Related Cardiovascular Response
Citation (ISO format)
SILVESTRINI, Nicolas, GENDOLLA, Guido H.E. Masked affective stimuli moderate task difficulty effects on effort-related cardiovascular response. In: Psychophysiology, 2011, vol. 48, n° 8, p. 1157–1164. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2011.01181.x
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