Stacey Reynolds, PhD, OTR/L, Samantha Costanza, Meghan Odom, Shelly Lane, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Lauren Meeley, Ashely Owen, Gina Pepe, Miriam Chinn, Dawn Davis, Lauren Wilson; Effect of Engagement in Sensory-Based Tasks on Autonomic Nervous System Activity and Attention. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(Supplement_1):6911520072p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-RP101B.
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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.
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