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dc.contributor.authorVaisanen, Esko R. H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-09T18:39:15Z
dc.date.available2009-07-09T18:39:15Z
dc.date.issued2001-07-09T18:39:15Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/1979
dc.description.abstractWhiplash injuries are common yet enigmatic to substantiate clinically. Trigeminal somatosensory evoked potentials (TSEPs) were posited as an indicator of trigeminal nerve conduction damage resulting from whiplash. Alternating polarity square-wave current stimuli were applied transcutaneously in the facial region. 379 recorded pilot trials from 27 participants (8 male and 19 female) were utilized to develop a non-invasive recording capability for TSEPs. Stimulus intensity and artifact, cortical recording sites, stimulation electrode design and placement were explored. Statistically significant differences in amplitude of TSEP waveform components at 13, 19 and 27 ms between uninjured and whiplashed participants were noted. Increased stimulus intensity in whiplashed participants was observed to increase TSEP amplitude. The present methodology and hardware are discussed and directions for future advancement of the current process are outlined.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectTrigeminal nerve--Wounds and injuries.en_US
dc.subjectWhiplash injuries.en_US
dc.subjectSomatosensory evoked potentials.en_US
dc.titleNon-invasive measurement of trigeminal nerve somatosensory evoked potentialsen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Psychologyen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US


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