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Physiological Reports Presents its First Author Podcast

May 20, 2013

Physiological ReportsPhysiological Reports has now published a podcast to accompany its first article. Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Thomas Kleyman has interviewed the article’s lead author, Prof. Chester Ray, discussing with him the scientific findings presented within his paper. The authors are based at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and their study addresses the question of whether repetitive episodes of mental stress result in similar increases in sympathetic nerve activity. Below is a summary of the article:

Mental stress elicits sustained and reproducible increases in skin sympathetic nerve activity by Matthew D. Muller, Charity L. Sauder and Chester A. Ray.
Summary: By activating the sympathetic nervous system, mental stress (MS) may have deleterious effect on the cardiovascular system. However, data regarding skin sympathetic nerve activity (SSNA) during MS are limited. This study demonstrated that MS elicited robust and reproducible increases in SSNA in humans which may be followed over time to observe alterations in the regulation of the autonomic nervous system.

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Listen to the inaugural author interview podcast here!

Physiological Reports is a collaboration between The Physiological Society and the American Physiological Society. The journal publishes peer-reviewed research across all areas of basic, translational and clinical physiology and allied disciplines. Articles are immediately open access, complying with funder mandates.
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