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dc.contributor.authorSørensen, Lin
dc.contributor.authorWass, Sam Vincent
dc.contributor.authorOsnes, Berge
dc.contributor.authorSchanche, Elisabeth
dc.contributor.authorAdolfsdottir, Steinunn
dc.contributor.authorSvendsen, Julie Lillebostad
dc.contributor.authorVisted, Endre
dc.contributor.authorEilertsen, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorJensen, Daniel André
dc.contributor.authorNordby, Helge
dc.contributor.authorFasmer, Ole Bernt
dc.contributor.authorBinder, Per-Einar
dc.contributor.authorKoenig, Julian
dc.contributor.authorSonuga-Barke, Edmund J.S.
dc.PublishedSørensen L, Wass, Osnes B, Schanche E, Adolfsdottir S, Svendsen JL, Visted E, Eilertsen E, Jensen DA, Nordby H, Fasmer OB, Binder P-E, Koenig J, Sonuga-Barke EJ. A psychophysiological investigation of the interplay between orienting and executive control during stimulus conflict: A heart rate variability study. Physiology and Behavior. 2019;211:112657:1-8eng
dc.description.abstractBackground It has been hypothesized that resting state cardiac vagal activity (CVA) - an indicator of parasympathetic nervous system activity - is a specific psychophysiological marker of executive control function. Here, we propose an alternative hypothesis - that CVA is associated with early stage attention orientation, promoting the flexible uptake of new information, on which the later operation of such executive control functions depends. We therefore predicted that CVA would predict the interaction between orienting and executive control. This was tested using the revised version of the Attention Network Test (ANT-R) that was developed to distinguish between orienting and executive attention during a stimulus conflict task. Methods Healthy adults (N = 48) performed the ANT-R and their resting CVA was measured over a 5 min period using ECG recordings. Results Multiple regression analyses indicated that, when other factors were controlled for, CVA was more strongly associated with the interaction between the orienting and executive control terms than with either factor individually. Conclusion Higher levels of CVA are specifically implicated in the modulation of executive control by intrinsic orientation operating at early stages of conflict detection. These initial findings of higher CVA on orienting attention in conflict detection need to be replicated in larger samples.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution CC BY-NC-NDeng
dc.subjectAttention network testeng
dc.subjectAttention network theoryeng
dc.subjectCardiac vagal activityeng
dc.subjectHeart rate variabilityeng
dc.subjectExecutive controleng
dc.titleA psychophysiological investigation of the interplay between orienting and executive control during stimulus conflict: A heart rate variability studyeng
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2019 University of Bergeneng
dc.source.journalPhysiology and Behavior

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