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Non-invasive measurement of trigeminal nerve somatosensory evoked potentials

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dc.contributor.author Vaisanen, Esko R. H. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-09T18:39:15Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-09T18:39:15Z
dc.date.issued 2001-07-09T18:39:15Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/1979
dc.description.abstract Whiplash 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.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Trigeminal nerve--Wounds and injuries. en_US
dc.subject Whiplash injuries. en_US
dc.subject Somatosensory evoked potentials. en_US
dc.title Non-invasive measurement of trigeminal nerve somatosensory evoked potentials en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Psychology en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Psychology en_US


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