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PsPM-HRM1-2: SCR and ECG measurements in response to white noise sounds and an auditory oddball task

Paulus, Philipp C.; Castegnetti, Giuseppe; Bach, Dominik R.

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Bach, Dominik R.

This dataset includes skin conductance response (SCR) and electrocardiogram (ECG) for each of 61 healthy unmedicated participants (28 males, 32 females, 1 unassigned, aged 25.8 +/- 4.6 years) in response to 20 broadband white noise sounds (HRM1) or 10 oddball tones in a oddball task (HRM2). Some participants did not did not complete HRM1 or HRM2 or were excluded from analysis such that there are 56 recordings for HRM1 and 58 recordings for HRM2. White noise sounds in HRM1 were 1 s long with 10 ms on- and offset ramp and presented at ~85 dB. Oddball and standard sounds in HRM2 were 50 ms long, with 10 ms on- and offset ramp, and presented at ~75 dB. Sound frequency was 440 Hz or 460 Hz, randomly balanced per participant to oddballs and standards. SOA between white noise sounds and oddball tones was selected randomly on each trial from 30 s, 35 s or 40 s. All stimuli were presented in one block. There is a marker for each sound onset (including standard tones) in the windaq files.

This research was supported by Swiss National Science Foundation grant to DRB 320030_1449586/1 and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging grant 091593/Z/10/Z. All Matlab files are saved in MATLAB 9.7 (R2019b) format. (The MathWorks Inc., Natick, USA) in a format readable by the PsPM toolbox (
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