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Fear of Flying, Cycling and Paradoxical Pain—New Citations

Fear of Flying

Virtual Reality provides a safe environment for treatment of patients with phobias through vivo exposure, although generalization of this type of treatment is rare. Researchers recently used virtual reality equipment to treat a young woman for her fear of flying. They used a BIOPAC VR ultimate system for the patient’s six sessions of treatment. You can read the whole study here.

Single-Leg Cycling

Researchers studied the effectiveness of isokinetic single leg cycling in increasing quadriceps strength for individuals with reconstructed ACLs. Subjects had BioNomadix wireless EMG transmitters attached during the experiment while their data was recorded using AcqKnowledge software. Read the entire paper here.

Paradoxical Pain

Studies have shown that there is an inverse relationship between blood pressure and sensitivity to experimental noninceptive stimulation. A group of researchers thus investigated possible associations between blood pressure and paradoxical pain. An ECG100C amplifier hooked up to a BIOPAC MP150 system recorded subjects’ BP and ECG data while it was being collected by a PC running AcqKnowledge software. Download the study here.

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Effort & Motivation: Using a Hand Dynamometer in the MRI and in the Lab

Many studies use hand dynamometry to objectively quantify exerted effort during experiments most commonly related to the study of motivation.
We’ll focus on this topic and go over everything you need to know to record dynamometry data in the MRI or in the lab. Topics include
– Calibrating for maximum voluntary contraction (MVC)
– Real-time access to the dynamometer signal by third-party applications
– How researchers have used this equipment
– Creating a visual task that gives feedback on exerted effort as well as rewards to the participant

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New Citations | BIOPAC in Motivation Studies

Discovering and understanding what motivates humans to produce better results has intrigued many researchers. Many researchers have explored the psychophysiological processes that drive our behavior. Here are some recent studies that have used BIOPAC systems to research motivation… Motivation and Pleasure Deficits Undermine the Benefits of Social Affiliation in Psychosis. Blanchard, J. J., Smith, J. […]

New Citations | BIOPAC in Eye Tracking Studies

Eye tracking technology has come a long way and has enabled researchers to conduct mobile experiments and track participants in real world scenarios. These featured studies demonstrate some of the use cases for mobile eye tracking technology. Here are some recent studies that have used BIOPAC systems for eye tracking research… Drivers’ gaze patterns when resuming […]

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