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Heart Rate and Heart Rate Variability during Sleep in Family Dogs (Canis familiaris). Moderate Effect of Pre-Sleep Emotions

By Bence Varga, Anna Gergely, Agoston Galambos, Anna Kis

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Abstract

It is common knowledge that negative emotions in humans are accompanied by both impaired subjective experience as well as maladaptive changes in behavior and physiology. The present paper investigates heart rate—one of the most commonly used emotion-related physiology measures—in the family dog, with the aim of uncovering its potential relationship with emotions. Sleep recordings were conducted following a positive versus a negative social interaction, as sleep alternations are one of the most conspicuous changes in response to negative affect. We observed differences in heart rate following the positive versus negative interactions, however these were only apparent during wakefulness, but not during sleep.

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Katie Osborn

Publication Title Animals
Volume 8
Issue 7
ISBN/ISSN 2076-2615
Publisher Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/ani8070107
URL https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/8/7/107
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  • Bence Varga; Anna Gergely; Agoston Galambos; Anna Kis (2018), "Heart Rate and Heart Rate Variability during Sleep in Family Dogs (Canis familiaris). Moderate Effect of Pre-Sleep Emotions," http://habricentral.org/resources/62986.

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  1. Animal roles
  2. Dogs
  3. Emotions
  4. Health
  5. Heart rate
  6. Mammals
  7. open access
  8. peer-reviewed
  9. Pets and companion animals
  10. sleep
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  2. peer-reviewed