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Respiration and Emotion

  • Yutaka Haruki
  • Ikuo Homma
  • Akio Umezawa
  • Yuri Masaoka
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages II-VIII
  2. Behavioral Breathing and Sensation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ikuo Homma, Arata Kanamaru, Yuri Masaoka
      Pages 3-9
    3. Neil S. Cherniack, Marc H. Lavietes, Lana Tiersky, Benjamin H. Natelson
      Pages 11-19
    4. Yoshihiro Kikuchi, Shinichi Okabe, Hajime Kurosawa, Hiromasa Ogawa, Wataru Hida, Kunio Shirato
      Pages 31-39
  3. Respiration and Emotion (I)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Paul Grossman, Cees J. Wientjes
      Pages 43-54
    3. Yuri Masaoka, Arata Kanamaru, Ikuo Homma
      Pages 55-64
  4. The Art of Breathing in the East and the West

  5. Respiration and Emotion (II)

About these proceedings


Gasps, sighs, and yawns are recognized by even a casual observer as involuntary expressions of emotion through the "medium" of respiration. In recent years, scientific observation has focused on sensation and behavior as researchers investigate the relation of emotion and stress in disorders such as asthma, hyperventilation, and panic disorder. Until now, however, the interplay of psychological factors and physiological responses has not been approached from the interdisciplinary perspective reported in this book. Brought together here is the work of physiologists, psychologists, and researchers in behavioral medicine, together with - for the first time - specialists and practitioners of traditional Japanese arts and culture. Knowledge of the art and control of breathing, which are essential features of such disciplines as Zen and Noh, opens a new and until now unexplored path for scientists seeking to understand the relation between respiration and emotion.


Arousal Asthma Emotions Japanese art Psycological stress Respiration physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Yutaka Haruki
    • 1
  • Ikuo Homma
    • 2
  • Akio Umezawa
    • 3
  • Yuri Masaoka
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Human ScienceWaseda UniversityTokorozawa, SaitamaJapan
  2. 2.Second Department of PhysiologyShowa University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyFukui UniversityFukuiJapan

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