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  • Influence that Difference of Rhythm of Sound Gives to Human Autonomic Activity and Heart Rate

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In this study we discuss what happens to the automatic function when listening to different rhythms (binary time, triple time, and quadruple time), by looking at heart rate variability. The results are that there were no significant differences in the average heart rate, but there was a tendency to a reduction in the sympathetic activity and increase in the parasympathetic activity. The average R-R interval extended in all rhythms. Significant difference was observed between resting and triple time R-R intervals meaning that by listening to triple time, the heart rate significantly decreased. This indicates that triple time increases parasympathetic activity compared to other rhythms, and that it has a large effect on body adjustment.



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