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BSL Home maintains hands-on learning for socially-distanced students
Students Learn by Doing. Students follow guided instructions and collect data from their own bodies. Extensive multi-media pre-lab materials familiarize the student with procedures, hardware, software, and model results. Once students receive their BSL Home unit, they can run up to nine practical labs. After data is collected, they submit it to the instructor for review and feedback.
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L01 Electromyography (EMG) I — Standard & Integrated EMG
Students investigate the properties of skeletal muscle by measuring maximum clench strength.
L02 Electromyography (EMG) II — Motor Unit Recruitment & Fatigue
Students lift weights to examine motor unit recruitment and skeletal muscle fatigue.
L03 Electroencephalography (EEG) I —Relaxation & Brain Rhythms
Introduces students to electroencephalography by recording from the occipital lobe.
L04 Electroencephalography (EEG) II — Alpha Rhythms in the Occipital Lobe
Students discover how the brain constantly receives and integrates sensory input.
L05 Electrocardiography (ECG) I — Components of the ECG
Introduces students to electrocardiography and the recording of the heart’s electrical signals. Bipolar Leads, Einthoven’s Law, Mean Electrical Axis on the Frontal Plane. Explains Einthoven’s triangle while students perform tasks designed to change the rhythm of the heart.
L08 Respiratory Cycle I — Respiratory Rates, Relative Depths of Breathing, Regulation of Ventilation
Students observe and record EMGs from thoracic respiratory skeletal muscle during eupnea and voluntary apnea.
L10 Electrooculogram (EOG) I — Eye Movement; Saccades & Fixation
Students record eye movements during real and simulated tracking of a pendulum. Horizontal plane.
L14 Biofeedback —Relaxation & Arousal
Explores the concept of biofeedback training and its effect on autonomic control of heart rate.
L15 Aerobic Exercise Physiology — Cardiovascular & Respiratory Adjustments During and After Exercise
Students record ECG and HR to see how the electrical activity of the heart and heart rate change.