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Vittorio Iacovella gives a talk at ESGCO2014

News date: 
Monday, 26 May, 2014

European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations (ESGCO) organizes every two years a conference to foster interdisciplinary discussions among physicists, engineers, physiologists and clinicians about physiological states and transitions, regulatory mechanisms and clinical implications of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular oscillations in all their forms. This year the workshop was held in Trento.

Vittorio Iacovella presented theresults from a study which combined functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and cardiac pulsation acquisitions, during the execution of a cognitive task. He discussed the existence of areas where task-induced changes in brain activity correlated with individuals' autonomic indicants (like Root Mean Square of Subsequent Differences, RMSSD), suggesting a relationship between task - induced deactivations and RMSSD.