Use of heart rate and heart rate variability in decision making research

<div> <div> <div> <div> <div>Beranek, C.*, Halfmann, K., Kurczek, J., & Hedgcock, W. (2014, March). Use of heart rate and heart rate variability in decision making research. <i>Poster presentation at the Tippie Research Fair</i>, Iowa City, IA.</div><ul> <li> <p>•  The autonomic nervous system controls non- conscious func.ons like breathing, heart beat, and diges.on. </p> </li> <li> <p>•  It can be divided into the sympathe.c nervous system (SNS) which excites and the parasympathe.c nervous system (PNS) which calms. (4) </p> </li> <li> <p>•  Combined, the SNS and PNS control heart rate variability, the change of .me between successive heart beats. (1) </p> </li> <li> <p>•  Using an ECG (electrocardiogram) we can non- invasively observe PNS ac.vity (HR and HRV). </p> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div>