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New Citations | Brain-Body Interactions, Prospective Memory, PPT Evaluation

Brain Body Interaction Experiment BIOPAC MRI EDABrain-Body Interactions: While it is generally agreed that the brain influences the physiological condition of the body, it is unclear what areas of the brain affect the body differently. Christine C. Guo, et al showed that the behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) is associated with reduced baseline cardiac vagal tone and that it correlates with left lateral function. Electrodermal Activity (EDA) was recorded from subjects using a BIOPAC MRI compatible EDA amplifier. Read the entire Brain-Body study here.

Prospective Memory: It has been suggested that Prospective memory (PM), defined as memory for future intentions, is enhanced under psychological stress. Satoshi Umeda, Saiko Tochizawa, Midori Shibata and Yuri Terasawa sought to strengthen this assumption by showing that PM retrieval was achieved through interaction with autonomic nervous activity. Cardiac reactivity was recorded from subjects using a BIOPAC Research System and PPG100C photoplethysmography amplifier. Read the full Prospective Memory study here.

PPT Evaluation for Cuff-Less BP: Pulse Transit Time (PPT), estimated as the time delay between noninvasive proximal and distal arterial waveforms, could theoretically permit cuff‐less Blood Pressure monitoring. Mingwu Gao, N. Bari Olivier and Ramakrishna Mukkamala compared noninvasive Pulse Transit Time estimates as a marker of blood pressure. BIOPAC ECG and PPG amplifiers were used to measure physiological data from swine during the experiment. Find the full PPT experiment here.

 

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BIOPAC Now Offers Practical Lab Instruction for Remote Students to Learn Physiology during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Distance Learning Solutions for a Hands-on Lab Experience GOLETA, California (May 21, 2020) – BIOPAC Systems announced a new solution for university level educators seeking solutions for practical lab learning in an independent setting due to stay-at-home restrictions and social distancing rules. The premier life science education system, Biopac Student Lab, has been expanded with […]

New Citations | A Physiological Perspective to Stress Management and Mental Health

Musical Intervention as Stress Regulation There is no question that music can be beneficial in regulating mood and psychological states, but what type of musical intervention assists the greatest in stress reduction? Researchers turn to physiological signals to compare the stress reduction effects of two types of musical interventions: music listening and musical improvisation. Stressor […]

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