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dc.contributor.authorDi Bello, Maria
dc.contributor.authorCarnevali, Luca
dc.contributor.authorPetrocchi, Nicola
dc.contributor.authorThayer, Julian F.
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Paul
dc.contributor.authorOttaviani, Cristina
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-09T13:04:58Z
dc.date.available2020-07-09T13:04:58Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-15
dc.identifier.citationDi Bello, M., Carnevali, L., Petrocchi, N., Thayer, J.F., Gilbert, P. and Ottaviani, C., (2020). 'The compassionate vagus: A meta-analysis on the connection between compassion and heart rate variability'. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 116, pp. 1-10.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0149-7634
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.06.016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624963
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, increasing interest has been devoted to the physiological basis of self and other-oriented compassion. Heart rate variability (HRV) represents a promising candidate for such a role, given its association with soothing emotions and context appropriate prefrontal inhibitory control over threat-defensive responses. The aim of this study was to meta-analyze available studies on the association between compassion and HRV. Random-effect models were used. The analysis performed on sixteen studies that met inclusion criteria, yielded a significant association with a medium effect size (g = .54 95% CI [.24, .84], p < .0001). Results were not influenced by publication bias. After an extreme outlier’s exclusion, the size of the association was still larger in studies that used time or frequency-domain indices of vagally-mediated HRV compared to those that used peak to trough estimates of respiratory sinus arrhythmia. Results are limited by the small number of studies included in the meta-analysis (n = 16) and are discussed in terms of indications for future research, given that existing data are highly heterogeneous and of poor methodological rigor.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0149763420304437?via%3Dihuben_US
dc.rights© 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectmeta-analysisen_US
dc.subjectcompassionen_US
dc.subjectvagally-mediated heart rate variabilityen_US
dc.subjectparasympathetic nervous systemen_US
dc.subjectrespiratory sinus arrhythmiaen_US
dc.titleThe compassionate vagus: A meta-analysis on the connection between compassion and heart rate variabilityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSapienza University of Romeen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Parmaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentJohn Cabot University, Romeen_US
dc.contributor.departmentThe University of California, Irvineen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalNeuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviewsen_US
dc.identifier.piiS0149763420304437
dc.source.journaltitleNeuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
dc.source.volume116
dc.source.beginpage21
dc.source.endpage30
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-06-10
dc.author.detailvchi583en_US


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