International Journal of Current Research in Physiology and Pharmacology en-US (Journal Office) (Support SP) Sat, 03 Oct 2020 22:40:39 -0400 OJS 60 Cardiovascular Effects of Listening to Fast Speech and Normal Speech <p><strong>Background:&nbsp;</strong>Some previous works on the psychological impact of speech on the cardiovascular system have mainly focused on the speaker as the individual in whom clinical outcomes are being measured. There is limited data on the effects of listening to the fast speech on cardiovascular responses.</p> <p><strong>Aim:&nbsp;</strong>The aim of the study was to comparatively examine blood pressure and heart rate changes upon listening to normal and fast speeches.</p> <p><strong>Method:&nbsp;</strong>A total of 88 (22 females and 66 males) normotensive adults were recruited for the study from a university population. All subjects were made to listen to two different 13-minutes audio recordings of normal speech (news commentary) and fast speech (a radio sports presentation). Blood pressure and pulse rate changes were taken at 4-minutes time intervals during listening to the audio recordings. Based on the enthusiasm and patronage of the sports program, participants were classified as ‘‘<strong><em>Regular</em></strong><em>’’</em>&nbsp;listeners and ‘‘<strong><em>Non-regular</em></strong><em>’’</em> listeners. Blood pressure and pulse rate changes were calculated as the mean net area under the curve response and differences were analysed with analysis of variance.</p> <p><strong>Results:&nbsp;</strong>Systolic, diastolic and pulse rate responses were significantly higher in both the Regular and Non-Regular listener groups during listening to the fast-speech audio presentation as compared to the News Commentary presentation.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:&nbsp;</strong>Although there is limited data, listening to fast speech itself may act as a psychosocial stressor that predisposes to an increased cardiovascular response manifested as higher blood pressure and heart rate.</p> Perez Quartey, Blemano David TA, Odoi Patience Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Current Research in Physiology and Pharmacology Sat, 03 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400 PHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS OF LOVE- THIS IS OUR BRAIN ON LOVE <p>Falling in love is one of all the great feelings in the world. Humans are not the only one among the huge diversity of species to fall for it. Combine bonding, the two-by-two partnering of creatures have been seen across the fauna. To fall in love and be enamored allows an individual to depict himself charmingly alive. Most folks will reminisce at least one time in their lives of experiencing “butterflies in their stomach”, or a sense of ‘losing oneself’ into a deep ocean of affectionate feelings for someone. We tend to encounter ourselves into being obsessional and few might have delineated their feelings as going mad for that person. Though all these descriptions appear to be magnifying the words or phrases which we come across in daily life, there appears to have some hidden facts to these thoughts and behaviors. Have you ever thought, from where would be these sensations, obsessional thoughts and sometimes out of character acts arising from? Are there any particular physiological changes occurring in our body which are answerable to the arousal of these feelings?</p> <p>The knowledge available to biologists have advanced vastly within the previous few decades and are using that information in deciphering the Physiology involved in both combined bonding and being in love. This review could prove engrossing and to converse about the physiological basis of affection, specially metamorphology of love in various phases of life, biological basis, neurochemistry, the neuronal circuits of affection and finally concerning over the myth of ‘ Everlasting Love’.</p> Nagaraja Puranik. K, Seema Sankeshwari, Aparna A Mulgund Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Current Research in Physiology and Pharmacology Sat, 03 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400