Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Título : Higher autonomic activation predicts better performance in Iowa Gambling Task
Autor : Drucaroff, Lucas J. 
Kievit, Rogier 
Guinjoan, Salvador M. 
Roldán Gerschcovich, Elena 
Cerquetti, Daniel 
Leiguarda, Ramón 
Cardinali, Daniel Pedro 
Vigo, Daniel Eduardo 
Fecha de publicación : 2011
Editorial : Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Cita : Drucaroff, L. J., et al. Higher autonomic activation predicts better performance in Iowa Gambling Task [en línea]. Postprint de artículo publicado en Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology. 2011, 24 (2). Disponible en:
Resumen : Abstract: Objective: To evaluate the relationship between the autonomic nervous system basal state and performance in decision making tasks. Background: The link between performance in decision making tasks and acute changes in autonomic parameters during their execution has been extensively investigated. However, there is lacking evidence regarding the relationship between decision making and basal autonomic state. Methods: Resting autonomic nervous system activity in 18 healthy subjects was assessed by means of heart rate variability (HRV) analysis before conducting three different decision making tasks: an ambiguous one, the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT); a test that assesses risk taking behavior, the Game of Dice Task (GDT); and a test that assesses reversal learning behavior, the Reversal Learning Task (RLT). The tasks were administered in a random fashion. Results: There was a direct correlation between the IGT net score and the resting low frequency HRV (r= 0.73; p<0.001), which is strongly influenced by sympathetic activity. No correlations were found between HRV and the GDT net score or the RLT last error trial. Conclusions: The results are compatible with the idea that a higher basal activation of autonomic nervous system is beneficial for subsequent decision making process.
ISSN : 1543-3633
Disciplina: MEDICINA
DOI: 10.1097/WNN.0b013e3182239308
Derechos: Acceso Abierto
Appears in Collections:Artículos

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
higher-autonomic-predicts-better-task.pdf230,33 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Show full item record

Page view(s)

checked on Aug 11, 2022


checked on Aug 11, 2022

Google ScholarTM



This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons