Research Platform  |   July 2015
Effect of Engagement in Sensory-Based Tasks on Autonomic Nervous System Activity and Attention
Author Affiliations
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
Article Information
Evidence-Based Practice / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Sensory Integration and Processing / Translational Research
Research Platform   |   July 2015
Effect of Engagement in Sensory-Based Tasks on Autonomic Nervous System Activity and Attention
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911520072p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-RP101B
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911520072p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-RP101B
Abstract

Date Presented 4/16/2015

Engagement in sensory-based alerting or calming tasks resulted in an increased sympathetic (SYMP) activity and a trend toward predictable changes in parasympathetic (PSYMP) activity. Engagement appears important in shifting autonomic balance. No clear pattern of change was seen for attention.