Sinusarrhythmia and Mental Work Load

  • G. Mulder
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 8)


Sinusarrhythmia is a variability in heart rate and this variability has been associated with respiration. In the last decade however, an increasing insight into the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon has been obtained, mainly by research effort of British investigators (Sayers, 1973, 1975; Kitney, 1972, 1974; Hyndman, 1974, 1975, 1976; see also Miawaki et al, 1966). In all this work spectral analysis of sinusarrhythmia has been used. This method reveals the different mechanisms involved.


Heart Rate Variability Total Peripheral Resistance Carotid Sinus Transmural Pressure Mental Workload 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Mulder
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  1. 1.Institute of Experimental PsychologyUniversity of GroningenNetherlands

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