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Int J Psychophysiol. 2007 Aug;65(2):167-73. Epub 2007 Mar 14.

Interoceptive awareness, anxiety and cardiovascular reactivity to isometric exercise.

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Department of Psychology, LMU University, Munich, Germany. pollatos@psy.uni-muenchen.de

Abstract

The present study was designed to investigate the relation between cardiovascular reactivity, trait anxiety and the interoceptive awareness. Eighteen male subjects underwent a heartbeat perception task and performed an isometric handgrip exercise. Subjects with high reactivity showed a higher degree of interoceptive awareness and trait anxiety suggesting that a habitually increased sympathetic outflow might be one variable contributing to the establishment of high interoceptive awareness and trait anxiety.

PMID:
17449123
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2007.03.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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