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H27 Facial EMG

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This experiment will test a subject’s face muscle activities, especially the muscle corresponding with smiling and frowning, while the subject is exposed to a series of pictures or sounds.

Experimental Objectives

  1. Identify and record the muscle activities from both the corrugator supercilii and the zygomaticus major muscles as the subject reviews different pictures.
  2. Observe changes in facial muscle response as the subject reviews different pictures.

Tasks Performed by the Student

Subject will:

Student Prep & Distance Learning

Click the link(s) below for sample data and/or lesson procedure video(s), BSL PRO Lesson procedures (PDF) for human lessons*, and graph template files (*.gtl) for BSL PRO Lessons. If more than one .gtl is available, download the .gtl with the _suffix to match BSL version and hardware.

Lesson Hardware

This lesson requires a Biopac Student Lab (BSL) System and the following hardware. If your BSL System does not include all hardware items, expand your system by selecting required items below. For more details, review the Lesson: L# BSL Lessons - see the Lab Manual or launch BSL; A# and H# BSL PRO Lessons, click the PDF link above to review full setup, recording, and analysis procedures.

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SS10L Push Button Hand Switch - MP3X/45 Add to Cart
ADD204 Adhesive disks, 4mm 100/pk Add to Cart
GEL1 Electrode gel 50 g Add to Cart
EL254 Ag-AgCl 4 mm TP electrode Add to Cart
EL254S Ag-AgCl 4mm TP elect., shield Add to Cart
SS1LA Electrode Lead Adapter, TP Add to Cart
ELPAD Abrasive Pads 10/pk Add to Cart
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