Posted 09 February 2004 - 02:48 AM
VandeCreek and his colleagues tested 20 people who claimed they were prone to stress-related stomach
But was and how was that validated? What is stressful to one person may not be to another.
which has not yet been published,
Presumably, it never was, but that doesn't say whether he ever submitted and it got rejected or it just was never submitted. It's a bit odd to have something published in a popular magazine before it was accepted in a real journal.
butterly sufferers were asked to imagine themselves in a stressful situation,
Was the situation different for each person or did they have to imagine the same thing? How did he establish that what was to be imagined was truly stressful? I would think one would expose all the subjects to a stressful situation. For example, a dichotic listening task.
their wave forms intensified to as much as 500 microvolts. "It's a little storm in there,"
It also doesn't say how this specifically relates to butterflies if it does at all. Finally, if it somehow was related, then it implies that the average Joe does not experience them.I also found http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov:80/entrez/quer...3&dopt=Abstract http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov:80/entrez/quer...8&dopt=Abstract
which both suggest that stress does affect EGG recording in healthy people. So based on the limited description that we have here, this was a poorly done study and it didn't seem to be related at all to stomach butterflies, which I believe are manifested only as a sensation. In conclusion, then, fluttering and the stomach butterflies are two completely unrelated
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