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New Citations | Neuroscience Studies with BIOPAC

Effects of MDMA on attention to positive social cues for behavioral disorders

The psychostimulant drug 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) reportedly produces distinctive feelings of empathy, closeness with others and increased social behavior. Researchers are exploring the potential of this chemical for treatment of psychiatric disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This study examines the psychophysiological responses with EMG100C amplifiers, an MP Series Data Acquisition System, and AcqKnowledge software.

Read the full study: MDMA: Effects of MDMA on attention to positive social cues and pleasantness of affective touch (Anya K. Bershad, Leah M. Mayo, Kathryne Van Hedger, Francis McGlone, Susannah C. Walker, Harriet de Wit)


Political Ads: Comparing the Effects of Physiology and Self‑reported Emotion

Many scholars have expressed interest in the impact of televised campaign ads on emotion and political participation. However prior research on emotion and participation relies exclusively on self-reported measures. Using an EDA100C and the MP Series Data Acquisition System to measure skin conductance, this study explores physiological arousal, as a strong predictor of citizens’ willingness to participate in politics.

Read the full study: Motivating Participation Through Political Ads: Comparing the Effects of Physiology and Self‑reported Emotion (Kristyn L. Karl)


Sleep Study using fNIR

Sleep Is a Refreshing Process: An fNIRS Study

Sleep is known to be the critical active period where the body and brain is refreshed for the next day. Using an fNIR system, this study tracks hemodynamics to measure cognition during the REM sleep stage.

Read the full study: Sleep Is a Refreshing Process: An fNIRS Study (Adile Oniz, Gonca Inanc, Serhat Taslica, Cagdas Guducu, Murat Ozgoren)

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Eye Tracking Fundamentals

Eyes are the window to the soul and, more importantly, the brain. Psychophysiology, neuroscience, and consumer neuroscience researchers use eye tracking technology to understand emotion, behavior, subject response, decision-making, and human performance—and to help improve products and services. But not everyone knows where to start or how and why to use this important technology. A panel of eye tracking experts will present typical use cases and the latest eye tracking technology.

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Electrocardiography Guide Now Available

BIOPAC’s just released 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 […]

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