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Respiratory variability and sighing: A psychophysiological reset model.
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PMID:  23261937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Vlemincx, E., J. L. Abelson, P. M. Lehrer, P. W. Davenport, I. Van Diest and O. Van den Bergh. Respiratory variability and sighing: A psychophysiological model. Whereas respiratory psychophysiological research has mainly studied respiratory time and volume, variability in these parameters has been largely disregarded, even though it may provide important information about respiratory regulation. The present paper reviews the literature on respiratory variability and elaborates on the importance of assessing various components of respiratory variability when studying the interrelationships between emotions and breathing. A model is proposed that predicts specific action tendencies related to emotions to disturb the balance between various respiratory variability components depending on valence by arousal and control dimensions. The central focus of the paper is sighing. The causes and consequences of sighing are reviewed and integrated in the proposed model in which sighing is hypothesized to function as a resetter in the regulation of both breathing and emotions, because it restores a balance in respiratory variability fractions and causes relief.
Authors:
Elke Vlemincx; James L Abelson; Paul M Lehrer; Paul W Davenport; Ilse Van Diest; Omer Van den Bergh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biological psychology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-6246     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol Psychol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375566     Medline TA:  Biol Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier B.V.
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Research Group on Health Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address: elke.vlemincx@psy.kuleuven.be.
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