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Université de Fribourg

Dose-dependent heart rate responses to drinking water: a randomized crossover study in young, non-obese males

Grasser, Erik Konrad

In: Clinical Autonomic Research, 2020, p. -

The aim of the study was to explore a potential dose effect of water on heart rate responses and markers of vagal tone modulation.Methods: This was a randomized crossover study involving eight men whose heart rate and heart rate variability parameters were continuously measured following ingestion of different volumes of still mineral water (200, 400, 600, and 800 mL).Results: A significant...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Synergies in Mergers & Acquisitions : a comparative sectoral analysis

Öztürk, Aysenur ; Esposito-Cano, Antoinette (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2019 ; TDIBM 60.

Synergies or rather the non-achievement of synergies has been the major reason for many failures with regard to mergers and acquisitions. Though success does exist in certain sectors. This brings me to the research question of this thesis: Synergies achieved in the Pharmaceutical and Beauty–Personal Care sectors: Illusion or Real Value Creation? The principal purpose of this research study is...

Université de Fribourg

Defining manipulative discourse : the pragmatics of cognitive illusions

Maillat, Didier ; Oswald, Steve

In: International review of pragmatics, 2009, vol. 1, p. 348-370

Manipulative discourse has attracted a lot of attention in various adjacent domains of linguistic research, notably in rhetoric, argumentation theory, philosophy of language, discourse analysis, pragmatics, among others. We start with a review of the existing definitions provided in these fields and highlight some of the difficulties they encounter. In particular, we argue that there is still a...

Université de Fribourg

Testing exclusion restrictions and additive separability in sample selection models

Huber, Martin ; Mellace, Giovanni

In: Empirical economics, 2014, vol. 47, no. 1, p. 75-92

Standard sample selection models with non-randomly censored outcomes assume (i) an exclusion restriction (i.e., a variable affecting selection, but not the outcome) and (ii) additive separability of the errors in the selection process. This paper proposes tests for the joint satisfaction of these assumptions by applying the approach of Huber and Mellace (Testing instrument validity for LATE...

Université de Fribourg

Cerebro- and cardio-vascular responses to energy drink in young adults: Is there a gender effect?

Monnard, Cathríona R. ; Montani, Jean-Pierre ; Grasser, Erik K.

In: Integrative Physiology, 2016, p. 346

Background and Purpose: Energy drinks (EDs) are suspected to induce potential adverse cardiovascular effects and have recently been shown to reduce cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) in young, healthy subjects. Gender differences in CBFV in response to EDs have not previously been investigated, despite the fact that women are more prone to cardiovascular disturbances such as...

Université de Fribourg

Distinct contributions of Brodmann areas 1 and 2 to body ownership

Martuzzi, Roberto ; Zwaag, Wietske van der ; Dieguez, Sebastian ; Serino, Andrea ; Gruetter, Rolf ; Blanke, Olaf

In: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2015, vol. 10, no. 11, p. 1449-1459

Although body ownership—i.e. the feeling that our bodies belong to us—modulates activity within the primary somatosensory cortex (S1), it is still unknown whether this modulation occurs within a somatotopically defined portion of S1. We induced an illusory feeling of ownership for another person’s finger by asking participants to hold their palm against another person’s palm and to...