(-)-Bornyl acetate induces autonomic relaxation and reduces arousal level after visual displayy terminal work without any influences of task performance in low-dose condition

Eri Matsubara, Mio Fukagawa, Tsuyoshi Okamoto, Koichiro Ohnuki, Kuniyoshi Shimizu, Ryuichiro Kondo

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Abstract

(-)-Bornyl acetate is the main volatile constituent in numerous conifer oils and has a camphora-ceous, pine-needle-like odor. It is frequently used as the conifer needle composition in soap, bath products, room sprays, and pharmaceutical products. However, the psychophysiological effects of (-)-bornyl acetate remained unclear. We investigated the effects of breathing air mixed with (-)-bornyl acetate at different doses (low-dose and high-dose conditions) on the individuals during and after VDT (visual display terminal) work using a visual discrimination task. The amounts of (-)-bornyl acetate through our odorant delivery system for 40 min were 279.4 μg in the low-dose and 716.3 μg in the high-dose (-)-ornyl acetate condition. (-)-Bornyl acetate induced changes of autonomic nervous system for relaxation and reduced arousal level after VDT work without any influences of task performance in low-dose condition, but not in high-dose condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-157
Number of pages7
JournalBiomedical Research
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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