Heart Rate Variability is Associated with Memory in Females

Gisela Nassralla Morandi, Shih Hsien Lin, Che-Wei Lin, Tzung Lieh Yeh, Ching Lin Chu, I-Hui Lee, Mei-Hung Chi, Kao-Ching Chen, Po-See Chen, Yen-Kuang Yang

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Psychophysiology Biofeedback
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun 1

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  • Applied Psychology

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Heart Rate Variability is Associated with Memory in Females. / Morandi, Gisela Nassralla; Lin, Shih Hsien; Lin, Che-Wei; Yeh, Tzung Lieh; Chu, Ching Lin; Lee, I-Hui; Chi, Mei-Hung; Chen, Kao-Ching; Chen, Po-See; Yang, Yen-Kuang.

In: Applied Psychophysiology Biofeedback, Vol. 44, No. 2, 01.06.2019, p. 117-122.

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