Dual interaction between heartbeat-evoked responses and stimuli

Yihui Zhang, Jianfeng Zhang, Musi Xie, Nai Ding, Yang Zhang, Pengmin Qin

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Abstract

Heartbeat-evoked responses (HERs) can interact with external stimuli and play a crucial role in shaping perception, self-related processes, and emotional processes. On the one hand, the external stimulus could modulate HERs. On the other hand, the HERs could affect cognitive processing of the external stimulus. Whether the same neural mechanism underlies these two processes, however, remains unclear. Here, we investigated this interactive mechanism by measuring HERs using magnetoencephalography (MEG) and two name perception tasks. Specifically, we tested (1) how hearing a subject's own name (SON) modulates HERs and (2) how the judgment of an SON is biased by prestimulus HERs. The results showed a dual interaction between HERs and SON. In particular, SON can modulate HERs for heartbeats occurring from 200 to 1200 ms after SON presentation. In addition, prestimulus HERs can bias the SON judgment when a stimulus is presented. Importantly, MEG activities from these two types of interactions differed in spatial and temporal patterns, suggesting that they may be associated with distinct neural pathways. These findings extend our understanding of brain-heart interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number119817
JournalNeuroImage
Volume266
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant number: 31971032), Key Realm R&D Program of Guangzhou (grant number: 202007030005), the Major Program of National Social Science Foundation of China (grant number: 18ZDA293), Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Center for Brain Science and Brain-Inspired Intelligence Fund (grant number: 2019023), Key-Area Research and Development Program of Guangdong Province (grant number: 2019B030335001), Guangdong Basic and Applied Basic Research Foundation (grant number: 2020A1515011250), National Social Science Foundation of China (grant number: 20&ZD296). Shenzhen-Hong Kong Institute of Brain Science – Shenzhen Fundamental Research Institutions (2022SHIBS0003).

Funding Information:
This research was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant number: 31971032), Key Realm R&D Program of Guangzhou (grant number: 202007030005), the Major Program of National Social Science Foundation of China (grant number: 18ZDA293), Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Center for Brain Science and Brain-Inspired Intelligence Fund (grant number: 2019023), Key-Area Research and Development Program of Guangdong Province (grant number: 2019B030335001), Guangdong Basic and Applied Basic Research Foundation (grant number: 2020A1515011250), National Social Science Foundation of China (grant number: 20&ZD296). Shenzhen-Hong Kong Institute of Brain Science – Shenzhen Fundamental Research Institutions (2022SHIBS0003).

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Keywords

  • Brain-heart interaction
  • Heartbeat-evoked responses
  • MEG
  • Subject's own name

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

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