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New Citations | Fibromyalgia, Carbon Dioxide, and Inequality

BIOPAC ECG and FibriomialgiaSET and Fibromyalgia: A research group created a process called “Systolic Extinction Training” (SET) which can reset the abnormal relationship between blood pressure (BP) and pain in fibromyalgia and chronic pain patients. To test the validity of their process, they used a BIOPAC MP150 system with ECG100C amplifier module while AcqKnowledge software stored and calculated the data. Their preliminary results suggest that their SET process could help provide long lasting treatment effects in diseases such as chronic pain. Read the full experiment here.

Carbon Dioxide inducing Anxiety: Researchers Khalsa, et al recently performed a follow up to their study where they demonstrated that carbon dioxide inhalation could induce panic anxiety in a group of rare lesion patients with focal bilateral amygdala damage. The group retested two of the previous patients to examine whether triggering palpitations and dyspnea via stimulation of non-chemosensory interoceptive channels would be sufficient to elicit panic anxiety. Heart rate, SCR, and respiratory rate were continuously recorded using a MP150 and biopotential amplifiers. Read the full paper here.

Inequality Game: Olga M. Klimecki , Patrik Vuilleumier and David Sander at the University of Geneva developed the Inequality Game (IG), a system in which to understand how different emotions and emphatic traits are linked to punishment behaviors. The sample consisted of 40 male students who played the Inequality Game so their emotional and behavioral reactions to anger provocation could be separately assessed in a socio-economic interaction. All participants had their SCR continuously recorded using an MP150 and SCR amplifier. Read the full study here.

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fNIRS Mobile Imaging Systems

High-performance mobile fNIR Imaging Systems are stand-alone functional brain imaging solutions for continuous NIR spectroscopy (NIRS). These top of the line systems provide cognitive function assessment and eliminate a great many of the drawbacks of a functional MRI. Mobile subjects are comfortable and can respond naturally in real-world situations to take a test or perform mobile […]

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New Citations | BIOPAC in Autonomic Function Research

BIOPAC provides software and hardware that allows research teams to run autonomic function tests while collecting physiological data. Here are a few studies focusing on BIOPAC’s ability to record physiological signals during autonomic function testing. The Internet, Sleep, and Heart Rate Does internet usage lead to poorer sleep? Using a BIOPAC Data Acquisition System to measure cardiovascular […]

Electrocardiography Guide Now Available

BIOPAC’s comprehensive Introductory ECG Guide addresses fundamental to advanced concerns to optimize electrocardiography data recording and analysis. Topics include: ECG Complex; Electrical and Mechanical Sequence of a Heartbeat; Systole and Diastole; Configurations for Lead I, Lead II, Lead III, 6-lead ECG, 12-lead ECG, precordial leads; Ventricular Late Potentials (VLPs); ECG Measurement Tools; Automated Analysis Routines for extracting, […]

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