Alpha-rhythm stimulation using brain entrainment enhances heart rate variability in subjects with reduced HRV

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In the present research, we have used the brain entrainment (BWE) treatment simultaneously recording time series data of R-R intervals of the ECG during rest condition. In detail, we have used alpha brain stimulation and we have found that it induces an enhancement of HRV, particularly in Total Variability and Vagal Modulation activities. The experiment has been performed by us on ten subjects with age ranging from 20 to 70 years old. The risk induced from low HRV is by this time well known in literature. Therefore, the obtained result promises to be of valuable interest not only in terms of the basic neurological investigation but also because it delineates new possibilities in terms of clinical application.


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Casciaro, F. , Laterza, V. , Conte, S. , Pieralice, M. , Federici, A. , Todarello, O. , Orsucci, F. and Conte, E. (2013) Alpha-rhythm stimulation using brain entrainment enhances heart rate variability in subjects with reduced HRV. World Journal of Neuroscience, 3, 213-220. doi: 10.4236/wjns.2013.34028.

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