Volume 16, Issue 3 (6-2017)                   JRUMS 2017, 16(3): 239-256 | Back to browse issues page

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Background and Objective: Prospective memory performance is vital in everyday life. And considering the relationship between cognitive activity and cardiac parameters, this study aimed to evaluate heart waves and the time-based prospective memory performance and was conducted among university students of Kurdistan in 2015-2016.

Materials and Methods: This study was a descriptive study that its statistical population included all university students of Kurdistan in the 2015-2016 school year. To obtain a prototype, at first a number of university students of Kurdistan through convenience sampling and calling were given some necessary information in relation to attending the research and reseach purposes andconduction method; among them 70 students who wish to participate in the study were evaluated. According to the study, after analysis of the results, results of 50 students (22 with strong time-based prospective memory performance and 28 with poor time-based prospective memory performance) were selected and studied. Time-based prospective memory computer tools and ProComp 2 Biofeedback System device to record the heart waves were used. The obtained data was analyzed using multivariate analysis of variance.

Results: The results showed significant differences between the two groups with strong and poor time-based prospective memory scores in heart waves in the band (BVP IBI std. Dev. (SDRR)) that in fact, measures heart rate variability at the level of (p<0.05) This means that individuals with strong time-based prospective memory have a higher heart rate variability than those with poor time-based prospective memory.

Conclusion: These findings show that attention to the results of heart rate variability during cognitive tasks can possibly show qualitative differences in cognitive function between individuals. So the results indicate a two-way communication between heart and brain function.

Key words: Time-based prospective memory, Heart waves, Heart rate variability, Students, Kurdistan

Funding: This article did not have any funds.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of University of Kurdistan approved the study.

How to cite this article: Mosalman M, Sohrabi A. Heart Waves and Time-Based Prospective Memory Performance in University Students of Kurdistan in 2015-2016. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2017; 16(3): 239-56. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Physiology
Received: 2017/03/6 | Accepted: 2017/05/30 | Published: 2017/06/11