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 maintenance of mental illnesses and how this influences somatic illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease. I also explore how HRV influences various mental processes (e.g., social cognition) and factors that can influence the measurement of HRV (e.g., sleep and liquid consumption).
Investigating the oxytocin system, heart rate variability, social behavior, and meta-science.
- Effects of Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors on Heart Rate Variability: Methodological Issues, Medical Comorbidity, and Clinical Relevance
- Complex Correlation Measure as a sensitive indicator of risk for sudden cardiac death in patients with depression
- Major depressive disorder with melancholia displays robust alterations in resting state heart rate and its variability: implications for future morbidity and mortality
- Heart rate variability during adolescent and adult social interactions: A meta-analysis
- Diurnal Variation and Twenty-Four Hour Sleep Deprivation Do Not Alter Supine Heart Rate Variability in Healthy Male Young Adults