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Cardio respiratory activity in high-anxious vs. low-anxious professional music students before and during performance
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HFES Europe Chapter : Europe Chapter Conference at TNO, Soesterberg, The Netherlands, October 15-17 2008
Ont également contribué: Brigitta Danuser, Marc Arial, Patrick Gomez Mention de responsabiblité : / Regina Studer... [et al.] SAPHIRID:77963
Questionnaire studies indicate that high-anxious musicians may suffer from hyperventilation symptoms before and/or during performance. Reported symptoms include amongst others shortness of breath, fast or deep breathing, dizziness and thumping heart. However, no study has yet tested if these self-reported symptoms reflect actual cardio respiratory changes. Disturbances in breathing patterns and hyperventilation may contribute to the often observed poorer performance of anxious musicians under stressful performance situations. The main goal of this study is to determine if music performance anxiety is manifest physiologically in specific correlates of cardio respiratory activity. We studied 74 professional music students divided into two groups (i.e. high-anxious and lowanxious) based on their self-reported performance anxiety in three distinct situations: baseline, private performance (without audience), public performance (with audience). We measured a) breathing patterns, end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2, a good non-invasive estimator for hyperventilation), ECG and b) self-perceived emotions and self-perceived physiological activation. The poster will concentrate on the preliminary results of this study. The focus will be a) on differences between high-anxious and low-anxious musicians regarding breaths per minute and heart rate and b) on the response coherence between self-perceived palpitations and actual heart rate.
Music , Students , Heart Rate , Respiration , Anxiety , Task Performance and Analysis
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