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Musical Intervention as Stress Regulation

Musical Intervention as Stress Regulation

There is no question that music can be beneficial in regulating mood and psychological states, but what type of musical intervention assists the greatest in stress reduction? Researchers turn to physiological signals to compare the stress reduction effects of two types of musical interventions: music listening and musical improvisation. Stressor tasks were completed, followed by a given type of musical intervention in which electrodermal activity responses were measured with an MP Series Data Acquisition Unit.

Read the Full Study: Stress Reduction From a Musical Intervention (Fallon, Warfield, Hearn, Rubenstein, Ennerfelt, and Leaver)

Mental Health Maintenance for Pregnant Women

Maintenance of mental health remains beneficial for everyone, but it is especially crucial for pregnant women. Psychological stress, common during pregnancies, can not only affect the mother’s well-being but also the child’s birth outcomes. Considering how essential mental well-being is, researchers in this study look at a variety of demographic factors, such as marital status, race, and income that predict mental health outcomes in pregnant women. To compare demographic factors, physiological signals such as heart rate variability are recorded using an MP Series Data Acquisition Unit and analyzed with AcqKnowledge software.

Read the Full Study: Stress and Depressive Symptoms Among Demographically Diverse American Pregnant Women (Herbell, Zauszniewski, and Williams)

Tackling Chronic Academic Stress in College Students

Stress has affected generations of college students, with prior research revealing connections between negative perceived stress and self-esteem, self-efficacy, and optimism. Physiological associations with stress, however, has not been investigated as intensively. In an effort to examine the physiological aspects of stress, this study utilizes a MP160 Data Acquisition System to record undergraduate college students’ respiratory sinus arrhythmia profiles, at different levels of perceived stress. The findings suggest an increased prioritization of maintaining and improving autonomic nervous system health among college students.

Read the Full Study: Relationships Between Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia and Stress in College Students (Fanning, Silfer, Liu, Gauvin, Heilman, Porges, and Rejeski)

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MP160 Data Acquisition Systems

MP160 data acquisition and analysis systems with AcqKnowledge software provide a flexible tool for life science research. MP160 data acquisition workstations include all hardware, software, cables, and guides you need to get started. MP160 Data Acquisition Hardware—Ethernet-ready data acquisition and analysis unit can record multiple channels with differing sample rates; record at speeds up to 400 kHz (aggregate). […]

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BIOPAC offers complete systems for life science research and education—human, animal, or in vivo studies, as well as powerful software and automated analysis including industry-standard data acquisition amplifiers, transducers & electrodes. BIOPAC can be used inside or outside the lab to measure physiology anytime, anyplace. Impact of Movie Editing on Perceptual Conflict Mechanisms Our ability to watch and understand films effortlessly […]

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BIOPAC’s comprehensive Introductory ECG Guide addresses fundamental to advanced concerns to optimize electrocardiography data recording and analysis. Topics include: ECG Complex; Electrical and Mechanical Sequence of a Heartbeat; Systole and Diastole; Configurations for Lead I, Lead II, Lead III, 6-lead ECG, 12-lead ECG, precordial leads; Ventricular Late Potentials (VLPs); ECG Measurement Tools; Automated Analysis Routines for extracting, […]

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