Tracking Fight or Flight at the Office

Publication Title
Quantified Self
Publication/Creation Date
May 20 2015
Paul LaFontaine (creator)
Breathe Sync Ltd. (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Paul LaFountaine is a member of the Quantified Self community and has expertise in tracking and making sense of heart rate variability. In this guest post, he shares his study of the workplace "freeze" response phenomenon. This can occur when our minds go blank after we receive a stern look from the "Big Boss" in meetings. His hypothesis is that "control of physiological reactions in meetings could make [us] more effective negotiator[s]".
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Finger, Hand

Date archived
April 28 2017
Last edited
September 12 2018
How to cite this entry
Paul LaFontaine. (May 20 2015). "Tracking Fight or Flight at the Office". Quantified Self. Quantified Self. Fabric of Digital Life.