This Application Note details various protocols for identifying a stimulation threshold for stimulation. The purpose of establishing this threshold is to ensure the subject’s comfort level and safely determine the point at which a stimulation signal becomes unpleasant, or even painful. This is accomplished by sending a series of very short stimulus pulses to the subject and gradually increasing the voltage. The subject then indicates his or her level of comfort or discomfort, and the stimulation is adjusted accordingly.
Case 1: MP150 + UIM100C + STM100C + STMISOLA (current and voltage mode) or STMISOC/D/E (voltage mode only) + LEAD110A x2 + EL509 + GEL104 Case 1a: MP160 + HLT100C + STM100C + STMISLOA or STMISOC/D/E + LEAD110A x2 + EL509 + GEL104
Case 2a: MP150 + UIM100C + STM200 + LEAD110A x2 + EL509 + GEL104 Case 2b: 3rd-party hardware and software + STM200 + LEAD110A x2 + EL509 + GEL104
Case 3: E-Prime + STMISOLA or STMISOC + LEAD110A x2 + EL509 + GEL104
ERS: Evoked Response - Record evoked, late, and field potentials, as well as startle and nerve conduction. Powerful on- and off-line averaging features (P300), and dual stimulation ability with the MP150.
Psychophysiology - Record and analyze BP, ECG, HRV, EDA, EMG, EEG, EOG, RSP, etc. Interface to stimulus presentation programs...use automated analysis routines to easily score and analyze data.
Stim-Response | Virtual Reality - Synchronize events from a virtual world with physiological data from an MP150 system. Use feedback loops for greater control and automation—change the VR world in real time.
The STMEPM Programmable Stimulation System for E-Prime allows a user to interface the STMISOLA Stimulator with E-Prime to control the stimulus frequency and stimulus intensity for real-time stimulus delivery changes based on a subject’s responses. It is also possible to hardcode the stimulus intensity levels in the presentation so that predefined stimulus levels are delivered […]
The new issue of Psychophysiology has a study “Quantifying rapid changes in cardiovascular state with a moving ensemble average” using MEAP for preprocessing/analysis and BIOPAC hardware and software for data collection, display, and storage. The proof of concept study demonstrates a viable method for the adoption of ICG measures across the field of psychophysiology. MEAP (moving ensemble […]
BIOPAC provides software and hardware that allow for research teams to record and analyze respiration activity in physiological experimentation. Here are a few notable studies covering MRI, ECG, and Laser Doppler Flow measurement. fMRI & Thermal Perception: The neural mechanisms underlying thermal perception (how hot or cold we perceive the temperature to be) have not been fully […]