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Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. 2018 Dec 18. doi: 10.1007/s10484-018-9425-1. [Epub ahead of print]

Heart Rate Variability is Associated with Memory in Females.

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1
Department of Medicine, Faculdade de ciências médicas e da saúde (FCMS)-PUC-SP, Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil.
2
Department of Psychiatry, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, 138 Sheng Li Road, North Dist., Tainan, 70403, Taiwan. taiwan2trr@gmail.com.
3
Institute of Behavioral Medicine, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. taiwan2trr@gmail.com.
4
Department of BioMedical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.
5
Department of Psychiatry, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, 138 Sheng Li Road, North Dist., Tainan, 70403, Taiwan.
6
Institute of Behavioral Medicine, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.
7
Department of Psychiatry, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Dou-Liou Branch, Yunlin, Taiwan.

Abstract

Research into the association between heart rate variability (HRV) and cognitive function is scarce, particularly with regard to gender differences. HRV in 182 healthy volunteers was assessed by the root mean square of the successive difference (RMSSD) and spectrum analysis, while the Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised (WMS-R) was used to determine memory function. Robust and significant associations were found to exist between HRV (RMSSD and high-frequency HRV) and domains of the WMS-R in females. Caution should therefore be taken to control for gender when conducting studies on the relationships between HRV and cognitive variables.

KEYWORDS:

Autonomic nervous system (ANS); Gender; Heart rate variability (HRV); Memory

PMID:
30565197
DOI:
10.1007/s10484-018-9425-1

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