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Ventilatory Response to Imagination of Exercise and Altered Perception of Exercise Load Under Hypnosis

  • J. M. Thornton
  • D. L. Pederson
  • A. Kardos
  • A. Guz
  • B. Casadei
  • D. J. Paterson
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 450)

Abstract

Hypnotic suggestions have been used to assess the role of ‘central command’ in the ventilatory response to exercise. Some groups report an increase in ventilation (V1) during imagined exercise under hypnosis (1) whereas others observe no significant ventilatory changes (2). The purpose of our study was to assess whether hypnosis can uncouple the role played by central command in exercise hyperpnoea. Some of these results have been presented in abstract form (3).

Keywords

Work Rate Ventilatory Response Actual Exercise Central Command Exercise Load 
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    Thornton, J. M., Pederson, D. L., Kardos, A., Guz, A., Casadei, B. and Paterson, D. J. Ventilatory response to the imagination of exercise and altered perception of exercise load under hypnosis. J Physiol. (1998) Abstract in press.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Thornton
    • 1
  • D. L. Pederson
    • 1
  • A. Kardos
    • 2
  • A. Guz
    • 1
  • B. Casadei
    • 2
  • D. J. Paterson
    • 1
  1. 1.University Laboratory of PhysiologyOxfordUK
  2. 2.University Department of Cardiovascular MedicineJohn Radcliffe HospitalOxfordUK

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