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State as a Determinant of Infants' Heart Rate Response to Stimulation

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Science  27 Jan 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3761, pp. 486-488
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3761.486

Abstract

With each infant serving as his own control, the data indicate that waking or sleeping states, independent of the prestimulation heart rate, can significantly affect the heart rate response to tactile stimulation.