Effects of interstimulus interval length and variability on habituation of autonomic components of the orienting response

Robert Joseph Gatchel, Peter J. Lang

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Abstract

The effects of interstimulus interval (ISI) length and variability on habituation of heart-rate and electrodermal components of the orienting response were investigated in an experiment employing 56 male undergraduates. Results indicate that shorter ISI lengths were associated with greater habituation of heart-rate and skin-conductance responses. The ISI variability did not significantly affect habituation. In the statistical analysis of these data, 2 commonly used skin conductance transformation measures were compared and yielded comparable results. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)802-804
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology
Volume103
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 1974

Keywords

  • interstimulus interval length & variability, habituation of heart-rate & skin-conductance responses

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