Sports Performance-arousal

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Husband and wife studied arousal.They carried out hundreds of tests on volunteers measuring heart rate , skin conductivity and brain voltage while giving the participants different challenges including cognitive and physical ones.

They expected to find out that people belonged to different 'types' who experienced arousal differently they also found that it mattered how the arousal was stimulated.

Identified 3 types of arousal:

1.Autonomic arousal-biological responses triggered by the nervous system including increased heart rate , pupil dilation ,changes in breathing.



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