Several studies show chronic stress is typically detrimental to health, while acute stress may be linked to positive effects in addition to the negative counterparts
Studies investigated the anxiety of gift-giving, the effects of social support in stressful situations, and what impact meditation has on heart rate, ECG, and blood pressure.
The psychophysiological factors of stress, the behaviors of others, and of introception can play major roles in decision-making, and BIOPAC systems provide measurements of how physiological factors such as these influence decisions.
By Alan Macy, BIOPAC Systems, Inc. The mechanical relationship between the diaphragm and heart and Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia (RSA). are two influences of respiratory activity on the electrocardiogram (ECG).