Chronic work stress and decreased vagal tone impairs decision making and reaction time in jockeys

Authors: Kathleen Landolt, Paul Maruff, Ben Horan, Michael Kingsley, Glynda Kinsella, Paul D O'Halloran, Matthew W Hale, Bradley J Wright

Journal: Psychoneuroendocrinology

Year Published: 2017

The inverse relationship between acute stress and decision-making is well documented, but few studies have investigated the impact of chronic stress. Jockeys work exhaustive schedules and have extremely dangerous occupations, with safe performance requiring quick reaction […]

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