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Aversive perception in a threat context: Separate and independent neural activation.

Biol Psychol 2020 Jul 1:107926. Epub 2020 Jul 1.

Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States.

Unpleasant, compared to neutral, scenes reliably prompt enhanced functional brain activity in the amygdala and inferotemporal cortex. Considering data from psychophysiological studies in which defensive reactivity is further enhanced when viewing unpleasant scenes under threat of shock (compared to safety), the current study investigates functional activation in the amygdala-inferotemporal circuit when unpleasant (or neutral) scenes are viewed under threat of shock or safety. In this paradigm, a cue signaling threat or safety was presented in conjunction with either an unpleasant or neutral picture. Read More

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Resting high frequency heart rate variability and PTSD symptomatology in Veterans: Effects of respiration, role in elevated heart rate, and extension to spouses.

Biol Psychol 2020 Jul 1;154:107928. Epub 2020 Jul 1.

University of Utah, United States.

Heart rate variability (HRV) associated with parasympathetic activity (i.e., cardiac vagal tone) is reduced in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but possible confounding effects of respiration have not been studied sufficiently. Read More

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Dealing with Failure: Prefrontal Asymmetry Predicts Affective Recovery and Cognitive Performance.

Biol Psychol 2020 Jul 1:107927. Epub 2020 Jul 1.

Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Institute of Sport Psychology, Technical University of Munich, Georg-Brauchle-Ring 60/62, 80992 Munich, Germany; School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia. Electronic address:

Individuals differ in how they deal with their emotions after failure. While some stay in a negative mood for hours, others recover quickly. The present study investigates whether prefrontal alpha asymmetry (PFA) influences affective recovery and cognitive performance following failure. Read More

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The evolution and development of the uniquely human capacity for emotional awareness: A synthesis of comparative anatomical, cognitive, neurocomputational, and evolutionary psychological perspectives.

Biol Psychol 2020 Jun 28;154:107925. Epub 2020 Jun 28.

University of Arizona, 1501 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724-5002, United States.

We offer an interdisciplinary framework for understanding the expanded capacity for emotional awareness (EA) in humans relative to other animals, synthesizing work within computational neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, and comparative anatomy. We argue that disproportionate cortical expansion during human evolution reflects additional hierarchical levels of computational processing, allowing representation of multimodal regularities over longer timescales - affording abstract concept learning, internal simulation of distal future outcomes, and expanded working memory capacity. This allows for the ability to simulate emotions, learn emotion concepts, and manipulate them in working memory when deciding how to act. Read More

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Social support, social participation, and cardiovascular reactivity to stress in the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) study.

Biol Psychol 2020 Jun 26:107921. Epub 2020 Jun 26.

Department of Psychology & Health Research Institute, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland. Electronic address:

This study tested two hypotheses of associations between dimensions of social connectedness and cardiovascular reactivity to acute stress: (1) high social support predicts diminished cardiovascular responses to stress (i.e., the stress-buffering model of social support), and (2) diminished cardiovascular responses predict lower social participation, a form of motivated behaviour. Read More

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Depression restricts visual capture and promotes the perception of negative information.

Biol Psychol 2020 Jun 24;154:107923. Epub 2020 Jun 24.

University of Lille, CNRS, CHU Lille, UMR 9193 - SCALab - Sciences Cognitives et Sciences Affectives, F-59000, Lille, France.

Emotional deficits in major depressive disorder lead to changes in the distribution of attention in the visual field. We investigate the impact of unpleasant and neutral pictures, presented in central (0°) and peripheral vision (12°; 24°), in 15 depression patients (DP) and 15 matched healthy controls (HC). Heart rate, skin conductance responses (SCRs) and electroencephalogram (EEG) were recorded. Read More

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Enhanced emotional response to both negative and positive images in post-traumatic stress disorder: Evidence from pupillometry.

Biol Psychol 2020 Jun 18;154:107922. Epub 2020 Jun 18.

Cardiff University, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is characterised by alterations in the function of the autonomic nervous system. However, it is unclear if this dysfunction is threat-related or related to arousing stimuli in general. Pupillometry offers a simple non-invasive measure of ANS activity that can separate parasympathetic and sympathetic arousal. Read More

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High blood pressure responders show largest increase in heartbeat perception accuracy after post-learning stress following a cardiac interoceptive learning task.

Biol Psychol 2020 Jun 12;154:107919. Epub 2020 Jun 12.

Clinical Psychophysiology Laboratory, Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. Electronic address:

Mental disorders with physical symptoms, e.g. somatic symptom disorder, are characterized by altered interoceptive accuracy (IAc), which can be explained by individual differences in interoceptive learning (IL). Read More

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How do different kinds of incidental emotions influence risk decision making?

Biol Psychol 2020 Jun 11;154:107920. Epub 2020 Jun 11.

Sichuan Research Center of Applied Psychology, Chengdu Medical College, Chengdu, China. Electronic address:

Incidental emotions, which are irrelevant to the ongoing decision, play a significant role in decision-making processes. In this study, we investigated the influence of specific incidental emotions on behavioral, psychological, and electrophysiological responses during the process of decision making. Participants finished a forced-choice gambling task, during which incidental emotions (anger/fear/happiness) were elicited by recalling emotional experiences. Read More

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Electrophysiological correlates of attentional monitoring during a complex driving simulation task.

Biol Psychol 2020 Jun 10;154:107918. Epub 2020 Jun 10.

Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Padova Italy.

Starting from the evidence that complex tasks (e.g., driving) require lots of cognitive resources, this research aims at assessing the change of attentional electrophysiological correlates during an oddball task performed while driving a simulator. Read More

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Tri-Phasic Model ofOxytocin (TRIO): A systematic conceptual review of oxytocin-related ERP research.

Biol Psychol 2020 Jun 5;154:107917. Epub 2020 Jun 5.

University of Florida, Contact Information Didem Pehlivanoglu Department of Psychology, University of Florida, 945 Center Dr, Gainesville, FL 32603, United States.

Background: The neuropeptide oxytocin (OT) has been shown to play a role in variety of cognitive and social processes and different hypotheses have been put forth to explain OT's effects on brain and behavior in humans. However, these previous explanatory accounts do not provide information about OT-related temporal modulation in the brain.

Objectives: This paper systematically reviewed intranasal OT administration studies employing event-related potentials (ERPs) and synthesized the existing evidence into a novel conceptual framework. Read More

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Reliability of short-term measurements of heart rate variability: Findings from a longitudinal study.

Biol Psychol 2020 Jun 5;154:107905. Epub 2020 Jun 5.

General Psychology and Biopsychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, Chemnitz University of Technology, 09107 Chemnitz, Germany.

Research on heart rate variability (HRV) received increasing attention. This study analysed the reliability of the most common HRV parameters for baseline measurements. 103 healthy students (83 women, M = 21. Read More

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The effect of perceived effort and perceived control on reward valuation: Using the reward positivity to test a dissonance theory prediction.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 28;154:107910. Epub 2020 May 28.

The University of New South Wales, Australia.

Past psychological theory and research suggest two opposing relationships between effort and reward valuation. Cognitive dissonance theory and research suggest that increased effort is associated with increased reward valuation, whereas theory and research on effort discounting suggest that increased effort is associated with decreased reward valuation. The present study was designed to test these two opposing perspectives, by examining a potential moderator of the relationship between effort and reward valuation - the belief that the effort was necessary to obtain the reward. Read More

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Contribution of Time Estimation and Knowledge to Heartbeat Counting Task Performance under Original and Adapted Instructions.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 25;154:107904. Epub 2020 May 25.

Psychological Science Research Institute, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; Fund for Scientific Research - Belgium (FRS-FNRS), Belgium.

Interoceptive accuracy is frequently assessed using the Heartbeat Counting Task (HCT), requiring participants to count the number of times their heart beats. The HCT validity has been questioned, as participants may perform the task by estimating, rather than counting, their felt heartbeats. Participants could estimate the time or use their knowledge of their heart rate. Read More

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Time course of body recognition in women with weight and shape concerns assessed by steady-state visual evoked potentials (SSVEP).

Biol Psychol 2020 May 25;154:107906. Epub 2020 May 25.

Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Osnabrück University, Knollstraße 15, 49069 Osnabrück, Germany. Electronic address:

This study aimed to examine self-body recognition in women with high (HWSC) and low weight and shape concerns (LWSC). Thus, the detection rate, the reaction time and the perceptual threshold for recognizing one's own body in a morphed body were measured in n = 25 women with HWSC and n = 26 women with LWSC. Furthermore, by using steady-state visual evoked potentials (SSVEPs), neuronal correlates of body recognition were recorded. Read More

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Neurophysiological correlates of sexually evocative speech.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 23;154:107909. Epub 2020 May 23.

McGill University, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2001 McGill College, 8th Floor, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G1, Canada(1).

Speakers modulate their voice (prosody) to communicate non-literal meanings, such as sexual innuendo (She inspected his package this morning, where "package" could refer to a man's penis). Here, we analyzed event-related potentials to illuminate how listeners use prosody to interpret sexual innuendo and what neurocognitive processes are involved. Participants listened to third-party statements with literal or 'sexual' interpretations, uttered in an unmarked or sexually evocative tone. Read More

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The influence of attachment styles on autonomic correlates of perspective-taking.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 23;154:107908. Epub 2020 May 23.

Univ. Lille, CNRS, UMR 9193 - SCALab, Sciences Cognitives et Sciences Affectives, F-59000, Lille, France; Fondation Santé des Étudiants de France, Clinique Médico-psychologique, F-59653, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. Electronic address:

This study examined the effects of attachment styles on physiological responses during a perspective-taking task. Sixty-eight participants were selected according to attachment styles. Physiological responses were assessed using skin conductance responses (SCRs) in the three attachment groups (secure, insecure-anxious and insecure-avoidant) during the presentation of attachment-based pictures (distress, comfort or neutral) in two different perspective-taking conditions: self perspective-taking (i. Read More

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The reward positivity: Comparing visual and auditory feedback.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 23;154:107907. Epub 2020 May 23.

Florida State University, United States.

Past work has demonstrated that the reward positivity (RewP) indexes a feedback-monitoring system sensitive to positive outcomes. Research on the RewP has frequently used simple guessing tasks. In the doors task, participants receive either feedback denoting monetary gain or loss on each trial after choosing one of two doors to "open. Read More

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Salivary oxytocin after oxytocin administration: Examining the moderating role of childhood trauma.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 20;154:107903. Epub 2020 May 20.

Radboud University, Behavioural Science Institute, Montessorilaan 3, 6525 HR, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Although oxytocin administration influences behavior, its effects on peripheral oxytocin concentrations are mixed and derived from studies on healthy subjects. Additionally, trauma attenuates the behavioral effects of oxytocin, but it is unknown whether it also influences its effect on peripheral circulation. This study examined whether salivary oxytocin increased after oxytocin administration and whether trauma attenuated this effect. Read More

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Distinguishing true from false confessions using physiological patterns of concealed information recognition - A proof of concept study.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 18;154:107902. Epub 2020 May 18.

Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Wrongful conviction cases indicate that not all confessors are guilty. However, there is currently no validated method to assess the veracity of confessions. In this preregistered study, we evaluate whether a new application of the Concealed Information Test (CIT) is a potentially valid method to make a distinction between true and false admissions of guilt. Read More

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Low cardiac vagal control is associated with genetic liability for elevated triglycerides and risky health behaviors.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 11;153:107892. Epub 2020 May 11.

Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, United States.

Low parasympathetic regulation of cardiac activity, known as cardiac vagal control (CVC), is robustly associated with poor health outcomes. However, the etiological mechanism that undergirds this association remains largely unknown. One explanation is a causal relationship wherein health problems cause low CVC, or vice versa. Read More

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Inflexible autonomic responses to sadness predict habitual and real-world rumination: A multi-level, multi-wave study.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 8;153:107886. Epub 2020 May 8.

Temple University, United States.

Inflexibility of the autonomic nervous system is relevant to depression vulnerability, but the downstream behavioral consequences of autonomic inflexibility are not well understood. Rumination, a perseverative thinking style that characterizes depression, is one candidate phenotype relevant to autonomic inflexibility. Undergraduates (N = 134) completed a sadness induction while respiratory sinus arrhythmia was measured, and completed four waves of follow-up over twelve weeks during which rumination, stressful events, and symptoms of depression were measured. Read More

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The impact of emotion regulation on cardiovascular, neuroendocrine and psychological stress responses.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 8;154:107893. Epub 2020 May 8.

Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitätsstraße 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany.

Emotion regulation (ER) is vital for healthy adaptation and influences how individuals respond to and recover from stress. We investigated whether ER improves cardiovascular, neuroendocrine and psychological stress responses, while taking into account the moderating role of habitual ER tendencies. Eighty-six women applied either cognitive reappraisal or expressive suppression (vs. Read More

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High levels of psychopathic traits increase the risk of transferring reactive aggression to innocent people after provocation: Evidence from an ERP study.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 11;153:107891. Epub 2020 May 11.

School of Systems Biology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA; Department of Psychology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA.

This study investigated the neuropsychological underpinnings of reactive aggression toward innocent people in a student population with different levels of psychopathic traits. While recording event-related potentials, participants (divided into high/low psychopathic [HP/LP] traits groups) competed against two fictitious opponents in a modified Taylor Aggression Paradigm. We found that the HP group compared to the LP group selected more often high-intensity punishment for the second innocent opponent after being provoked by the first opponent. Read More

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Saliency and priority modulation in a pop-out paradigm: Pupil size and microsaccades.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 7;153:107901. Epub 2020 May 7.

Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

A salient stimulus can trigger a coordinated orienting response consisting of a saccade, pupil, and microsaccadic responses. Saliency models predict that the degree of visual conspicuity of all visual stimuli guides visual orienting. By presenting a multiple-item array that included an oddball colored item (pop-out), randomly mixed colored items (mixed-color), or single-color items (single-color), we examined the effects of saliency and priority (saliency + relevancy) on pupil size and microsaccade responses. Read More

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Auditory mismatch processing: Role of paradigm and stimulus characteristics as detected by fMRI.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 7;154:107887. Epub 2020 May 7.

Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Faculty of Medicine, RWTH, Aachen, Germany; JARA - Translational Brain Medicine, Aachen, Germany.

Auditory mismatch processing is accompanied by activation of a distributed brain network which can be detected by fMRI. However, the impact of different experimental designs such as event-related or block designs and different stimulus characteristics on the auditory mismatch response and the activity of this network remains controversial. In the present study, we applied five auditory mismatch paradigms with standard experimental designs and recorded fMRI in 31 healthy participants. Read More

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The interactive effect of family conflict history and physiological reactivity on different forms of aggression in young women.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 23;153:107888. Epub 2020 Apr 23.

San Francisco State University, United States.

Evidence indicates that patterns of biological reactivity underlie different forms of aggression, but greater precision is needed in research targeting biopsychosocial processes that underlie such differences. This study investigated how sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system (SNS and PNS) responses to social stress were associated with multiple forms of aggression in an ethnically-diverse sample of young adult females; it further examined whether early life exposure to family conflict moderated these relationships. In the context of high levels of family conflict history, greater SNS activation during a social conflict task was associated with more direct proactive aggression and increasing RSA was associated with more direct reactive aggression. Read More

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Attention bias to infant faces in pregnant women predicts maternal sensitivity.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 23;153:107890. Epub 2020 Apr 23.

Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. Electronic address:

While research has shown that attention bias to infant faces is linked to parenting, this work is largely cross-sectional and limited to the postpartum period. Because the transition to motherhood from pregnancy to birth constitutes a sensitive period in cortical reorganization linked to the quality of mother-infant interactions, evaluating attention processes in the maternal cortex prior to the experience of mother-infant face-to-face interactions is critical. To assess behavioural attention and neural responses to infant faces in pregnant mothers, behavioral and electrocortical indices were collected using a Go/No Go task, in which infant and adult faces served as distractors. Read More

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Comparable conditioned pain modulation and augmented blood pressure responses to cold pressor test among resistance exercisers compared to healthy controls.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 22;153:107889. Epub 2020 Apr 22.

Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Conditioned pain modulation (CPM) test examines central pain inhibitory processing. Aerobically-trained individuals show greater CPM. However, there is a paucity of knowledge regarding CPM among resistance exercise-trained individuals, although regular engagement in resistance exercise may lead to greater CPM via augmented blood pressure (BP) responses during the CPM test. Read More

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Motivated action: Pupil diameter during active coping.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 9;153:107885. Epub 2020 Apr 9.

University of Florida, Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention, 3063 Longleaf Road, Gainesville, FL, 32608, United States.

Pupil diameter is dynamically modulated by a number of factors, including emotion, motor activity, and attention. Here, pupil modulation was examined as it varies with locus of control during aversive processing. Participants could control aversive exposure either by escape (terminating the event) or avoidance (blocking the event entirely), or they had no control. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7269865PMC

Familiarization increases face individuation measured with fast periodic visual stimulation.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 30;153:107883. Epub 2020 Mar 30.

Department of Psychology, Oberlin College, United States.

People are better at recognizing familiar versus unfamiliar faces. The current study investigated whether familiarity would lead to a larger face individuation response as measured via fast periodic visual stimulation (FPVS). While electroencephalography (EEG) was recorded, participants viewed oddball sequences of faces made up of more versus less familiarized faces. Read More

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Religiosity is associated with less prediction of the typical: An event-related brain potential study.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 29;153:107884. Epub 2020 Mar 29.

Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Why are some people more religious than others? According to one hypothesis, people who strongly seek definitive explanations for situations with incomplete information are more likely to be religious. According to a different hypothesis, individuals with smaller "prediction error" responses to unexpected stimuli are more likely to discount evidence contradicting religious beliefs, predisposing them to maintain such beliefs. We sought neurophysiological evidence for these hypotheses using the N400 event-related potential (ERP), which is smaller to more contextually expected stimuli, reflecting prediction of probable completions for meaningful situations. Read More

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Reactivity of salivary uric acid in response to social evaluative stress in African Americans.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 24;153:107882. Epub 2020 Mar 24.

Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research, University of California Irvine, 4201 SBSG, Irvine, CA, 92697-7085, United States; Department of Acute and Chronic Care, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, United States; Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, United States; Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 615 North Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD, 21205, United States; Salivary Bioscience Laboratory and Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 68588-0156, United States.

High uric acid (UA) is associated with hypertension and cardiovascular disease (CVD), both of which occur disproportionately among African Americans. High UA also predicts greater blood pressure reactivity responses to acute social stress. However, whether UA itself shows reactivity in response to stress is unknown. Read More

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Muscle activation in semantic processing: An electromyography approach.

Biol Psychol 2020 Apr 18;152:107881. Epub 2020 Mar 18.

Carrera de Kinesiología, Facultad de las Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Temuco, Chile. Electronic address:

In this study, we focus on the spontaneous activity related to manual verbs to determine the extent to which semantic processing of manual verbs affects spontaneous arm muscle activity. For this purpose, we recorded the arm's electromyographic activity while participants read manual and non-manual verbs, focusing their attention on the semantic content or a specific letter. In addition, we manipulated the arm position (in front of the body or behind the back) to observe postural priming effects for spontaneous muscle activity. Read More

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Feedback-related negativity (FRN) and theta oscillations: Different feedback signals for non-conform and conform decisions.

Biol Psychol 2020 May 10;153:107880. Epub 2020 Mar 10.

Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR; Center for Cognition and Brain Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR. Electronic address:

The current study investigated if feedback-related negativity (FRN) and mid-frontal theta oscillations would respond differently during the outcome evaluations of conformity decisions, which were consistent with self vs. others' opinions. Participants first performed a perceptual judgment task, then saw the majority opinion prior to submitting their final decision, and subsequently learned whether their final decision was correct. Read More

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The mediating impact of PTSD symptoms on cortisol awakening response in the context of intimate partner violence.

Biol Psychol 2020 Apr 24;152:107873. Epub 2020 Feb 24.

Kent State University| Kent State University, United States. Electronic address:

Multi-level modeling examined the association between cortisol awakening responses (CAR) and different PTSD symptom clusters in a sample of 158 female participants presenting with intimate partner violence-related PTSD. Results revealed that arousal over the past week and month, respectively ([β = -0.124, z = -2. Read More

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Are interoceptive accuracy scores from the heartbeat counting task problematic? A comment on Zamariola et al. (2018).

Biol Psychol 2020 Apr 22;152:107868. Epub 2020 Feb 22.

Developmental Psychology, Institute of Psychology and Education, Ulm University, Albert-Einstein-Allee 47, 89081 Ulm, Germany.

In a recently published article, Zamariola et al. (2018) listed four problems of interoceptive accuracy (IAcc) scores as measured with Schandry's heartbeat counting task. In this comment, we clarify that IAcc scores are ratio variables, the analyses of which can result in misleading interpretations and incorrect conclusions. Read More

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Error-related negativity relates to the neural processing of brief aversive bodily sensations.

Biol Psychol 2020 Apr 20;152:107872. Epub 2020 Feb 20.

Research Group Health Psychology, Department of Psychology, KU Leuven Tiensestraat 102, 3000, Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address:

The error-related negativity (ERN) is an event-related potential occurring in the electroencephalogram (EEG) within 100 ms after the commission of an error. The ERN is thought to partially reflect emotionally aversive aspects of error commission, however, it has thus far not been related to the neural processing of other aversive events, such as brief aversive bodily sensations. Therefore, the present study investigated the links between the ERN and the N1 amplitudes of respiratory-related evoked potentials (RREP) and somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP). Read More

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Does attention bias modification induce structural brain changes? A commentary on Abend et al. (2019).

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Sam Parsons

Biol Psychol 2020 Apr 19;152:107866. Epub 2020 Feb 19.

Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

The strength of research conclusions must follow from the strength of evidence. In this commentary I raise several issues with a recent paper "Brain structure changes induced by attention bias modification training" (Abend et al., 2019). Read More

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Ability influence on effort and associated cardiovascular responses: Nocebo-Placebo evidence that perception is key.

Biol Psychol 2020 Apr 19;152:107867. Epub 2020 Feb 19.

University of North Texas, United States.

Studies have documented the predictive utility of an integrative analysis of ability influence on effort and cardiovascular response. An assumption is that influence is driven by perception. We evaluated this altering ability perception through negative (nocebo) or positive (placebo) suggestion. Read More

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A time to be chronically stressed? Maladaptive time perspectives are associated with allostatic load.

Biol Psychol 2020 Apr 15;152:107871. Epub 2020 Feb 15.

Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal, Canada; Center on Sex⁎Gender, Allostasis, and Resilience, Canada; Department of Psychiatry and Addiction, Université de Montréal, Canada. Electronic address:

Living in the past, the present, or the future can affect stress and health. Our group has shown that acute stress (cortisol reactivity) is modulated by time perspectives, the ways we psychologically relate to time. Here, we expand this research with a comprehensive measure of multi-systemic chronic stress (allostatic load). Read More

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Comment on "Zamariola et al. (2018), Interoceptive Accuracy Scores are Problematic: Evidence from Simple Bivariate Correlations"-The empirical data base, the conceptual reasoning and the analysis behind this statement are misconceived and do not support the authors' conclusions.

Biol Psychol 2020 Apr 21;152:107870. Epub 2020 Feb 21.

Department of Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, Eberhard-Karls-University of Tuebingen, Germany; Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany. Electronic address:

A recent paper by Zamariola and colleagues is widely cited as an authority on the invalidity of the Heartbeat Counting Task as a measure of interoceptive accuracy. Given the widespread interest in this field, it is essential that papers about methods are conceptually sound. However, only one of the authors' four criticisms appears substantiated - that people count too few heartbeats. Read More

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April 2020
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A heartfelt response to Zimprich et al. (2020), and Ainley et al. (2020)'s commentaries: Acknowledging issues with the HCT would benefit interoception research.

Biol Psychol 2020 Apr 20;152:107869. Epub 2020 Feb 20.

Psychological Science Research Institute, UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

In two Commentaries, Zimprich et al. (2020), and Ainley et al. (2020) dispute conclusions raised by Zamariola et al. Read More

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"Does attention bias modification induce structural brain changes? A commentary on Abend et al. (2019)" - Response.

Biol Psychol 2020 Apr 11;152:107865. Epub 2020 Feb 11.

School of Psychological Sciences, Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv, 69978, Israel; Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv, 69978, Israel.

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From ear to eye? No effect of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation on human pupil dilation: A report of three studies.

Biol Psychol 2020 Apr 9;152:107863. Epub 2020 Feb 9.

Institute of Psychology, Leiden University, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Transcutaneous stimulation of the auricular branch of the vagus nerve (tVNS) has been proposed as a treatment for a spectrum of physical and psychological disorders. One of the proposed working mechanisms of tVNS is a modulatory effect on the locus coeruleus - noradrenaline (LC-NA) network. We tested this hypothesis in humans in a series of three studies: one focusing on high trait worriers, and two in healthy populations. Read More

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A shy heart may benefit from everyday life social interactions with close others: An ecological momentary assessment trial using Bayesian multilevel modeling.

Biol Psychol 2020 Apr 7;152:107864. Epub 2020 Feb 7.

Health Psychology Unit, University of Graz, Austria.

Background: Heart rate variability (HRV) is discussed to signal social safety. Conversely, shyness might be accompanied by attenuated feelings of social safety. This study aimed to examine if shy individuals show compromised HRV in everyday life and if social interactions with close others (both face to face and computer-mediated) might moderate this association. Read More

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Properties of lower level processing modulate the actions of the norepinephrine system during response inhibition.

Biol Psychol 2020 Apr 4;152:107862. Epub 2020 Feb 4.

Cognitive Neurophysiology, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, TU Dresden, Germany. Electronic address:

We ask whether actions of the norepinephrine (NE) system during response inhibition are affected by properties of lower level sensory stimulus processing. We used a somato-sensory Go/Nogo task and combined ERP recordings with pupil diameter recordings as an index of NE system activity. The Go/Nogo task was designed to achieve processing of tactile stimuli predominantly over primary somatosensory (SI) and secondary somatosensory (SII) areas. Read More

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Electroencephalographic evidence for a reinforcement learning advantage during motor skill acquisition.

Biol Psychol 2020 03 22;151:107849. Epub 2020 Jan 22.

Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Victoria, Canada. Electronic address:

The feedback that we receive shapes how we learn. Previous research has demonstrated that quantitative feedback results in better performance than qualitative feedback. However, the data supporting a quantitative feedback advantage are not conclusive and further little work has been done to examine the mechanistic neural differences that underlie the relative benefits of quantitative and qualitative feedback. Read More

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Estimation of frequency difference at which stream segregation precedes temporal integration as reflected by omission mismatch negativity.

Biol Psychol 2020 03 22;151:107848. Epub 2020 Jan 22.

Department of Neuropsychiatry, Fukushima Medical University, Hikarigaoka 1, Fukushima, Japan.

Both stream segregation and temporal integration are considered important for auditory scene analysis in the brain. Several previous studies have indicated that stream segregation may precede temporal integration when both processes are required. In the present study, we utilized mismatch negativity (MMN)-which reflects automatic change detection-to systematically estimate the threshold of the frequency difference at which stream segregation occurs prior to temporal integration when these functions occur together during a state of inattention. Read More

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March 2020
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Sighs can become learned behaviors via operant learning.

Biol Psychol 2020 03 22;151:107850. Epub 2020 Jan 22.

Psychological Sciences Research Institute, Université catholique de Louvain, Place du Cardinal Mercier 10, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS), Belgium.

Sighs have important physiological and psychological regulatory functions. These rewarding effects of a sigh potentially reinforce sighing in situations that require physiological and/or psychological regulation. The present study aimed to investigate whether sighs can become learned behaviors via operant learning. Read More

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