Dr John Sollers, University of Auckland, Department of Psychological Medicine
The lack of normal rhythmic fluctuations in heart rate (reduced heart rate variability –HRV) has been associated with poor emotional, attentional and cardiovascular regulation. Moreover, evidence linking low HRV with an increased risk for morbidity and mortality is mounting. Previously, such results have been interpreted in terms of pre-pathology in the cardiovascular system, but our group takes a slightly different view. For this talk, emphasis will be placed on the interconnections between the pre-frontal cortex (higher cognitive centres) and lower cardiovascular centres which utilize HRV as a window into the functioning of the central nervous system.
|Date||Monday, 28 May 2012|
|Time||1:00pm - 2:00pm|
|Contact Name||Cara Duffy|
|Contact Phone||64 3 479 7645|