Human facial expressions are tied to human emotion. Feelings of fear, surprise, happiness, disgust, sadness, and anger can be understood by researchers recording Facial electromyography (fEMG) data. Activities in the zygomaticus major muscle tend to correspond with positive emotions (happiness, surprise), and the corrigator supercilii muscle tends to correspond with negative emotions (anger, fear, disgust). Researchers use this EMG data for a variety of studies involving visual, auditory and haptic stimuli, startle and response, unconscious learning, emotional response and more.
Join Frazer Findlay, CEO, BIOPAC for a webinar on recording great Facial EMG. Learn how to set up a Facial EMG study, where to place the electrodes and best practices for recording signals on the muscles tied to our emotions.
Frazer is CEO of BIOPAC and has more than 20 years’ experience in life science data acquisition and analysis. Frazer is a well-regarded expert in the physiology monitoring industry and has facilitated workshops in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He is familiar with a variety of software, equipment, and laboratory protocols for a wide array of signals and measurements.
BSL Home enables students to conduct hands-on physiology labs in the safety of their own home, dorm room, or any remote location while social distancing and stay-at-home orders keep them out of campus labs Complete lab solution for instructors and students to preserve practical lab experience! For instructors—BSL Home makes it easy for instructors to continue […]
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 […]
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 […]