Cardiophenomenology of the stress anticipation experience
Status: Ongoing (data analysis)
Funding: Cogito Foundation (Switzerland)
Previous research introduced a notion of cardiophenomenology, a modification of the neurophenomenological paradigm by using peripheral physiological and cardiac measures for synchronization with subjective lived experience. In this project, we use the neurophenomenological paradigm at the cardio-vascular level by analyzing the experience of anticipatory stress from the first person (short micro-phenomenological interviews) and third person (continuous measurement of changes in the sympathetic and parasympathetic activity of the autonomic nervous system). A combined analysis of fluctuations in the pre-ejection period, vagal control on one side, and subjective affective-corporal experience on the other provide a deeper understanding of the dynamic unraveling of stress anticipation.