Heart rate variability

Heart rate variability (HRV) refers to various methods of assessing the beat-to-beat variation in the heart over time, in order to draw inference on the outflow of the autonomic nervous system. My research in this area explores the role HRV and other cardiorespiratory oscillations (e.g., respiration) on the development and maintainence of mental illnesses.

I also explore how HRV influences various mental processess (e.g., social cognition) and factors that can influence the measurment of HRV (e.g., sleep and liquid consumption).


. Reduced heart rate variability in a treatment-seeking early psychosis sample. Under review, 2018.

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. Water consumption as a source of error in the measurement of heart rate variability. Under review, 2018.

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. Diurnal Variation and Twenty-four Hour Sleep Deprivation do not Alter Supine Heart Rate Variability in Healthy Male Young Adults. PLOS ONE, 2017.

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. Sustained Attention and Heart Rate Variability in children and adolescents with ADHD. Biological Psychology, 2017.

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. Resting-state heart rate variability is related to respiratory frequency in individuals with severe mental illness but not healthy controls. Scientific Reports, 2016.

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. Reduced heart rate variability in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder compared to healthy controls. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavia, 2016.

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. Heart Rate Variability during Adolescent and Adult Social Interactions: a Meta-Analysis. Biological Psychology, 2015.

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. Anxiety disorders are associated with reduced heart rate variability: A meta-analysis. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2014.

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. Heart rate variability during social interactions in children with and without psychopathology: a meta-analysis. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2014.

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. Moderate alcohol intake is related to increased heart rate variability. Psychophysiology, 2013.

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. Reduced Heart Rate Variability in Social Anxiety Disorder: Associations with Gender and Symptom Severity. PLOS ONE, 2013.

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. A meta-analysis on the impact of alcohol dependence on short-term resting state heart rate variability: Implications for cardiovascular risk. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 2013.

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. On the Validity of Using the Polar RS800 Heart Rate Monitor for Heart Rate Variability Research. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2012.

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. Complex correlation measure as a sensitive indicator of risk for sudden cardiac death in patients with depression. Computing in Cardiology, 2011.

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. Impact of Depression and Antidepressant Treatment on Heart Rate Variability: A review and Meta-analysis. Biological Psychiatry, 2010.

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