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Publications [#277398] of Redford B. Williams

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  1. Williams, RB; Bittker, TE; Buchsbaum, MS; Wynne, LC (1975). Cardiovascular and neurophysiologic correlates of sensory intake and rejection. I. Effect of cognitive tasks.. Psychophysiology, 12(4), 427-433. [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/06/17)

    In this study of the relationship between sensory processing and cardiovascular function, 5 cardiovascular parameters were monitored during baseline periods and during tasks requiring either sensory intake or sensory rejection behavior on the part of 19 subjects. Sensory intake behavior was associated with a pattern of response similar to that seen with activation of peripheral sympathetic nerves, vasoconstriction in both the digit (skin) and forearm (skeletal muscle). In contrast, sensory rejection behavior was associated with vasodilation in the forearm and vasoconstriction in the digit. Individual differences in an EEG measure of characteristic ways of processing sensory information were predictably associated with differences in resting cardiovascular function.

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