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Origins of Electrophysiology

Origins of Electrophysiology

Physiology and electricity share a common historical journey. In the mid 1700’s, the Austrian writer/philosopher J. Sulzer noted that when two metal discs were placed on his tongue—one copper and one zinc—the combined metals yielded an odd sensation and taste. He...
Choosing the right electrode type

Choosing the right electrode type

Whether it’s for EEG, ECG, or ECT, electrodes have a myriad of electrophysiological techniques in the field of biomedical research. As far as electrode positioning and selection, decisions about which type to use are best made via literature and discussions with...
The Noninvasive Accuracy of NIBP100D-HD

The Noninvasive Accuracy of NIBP100D-HD

The NIBP100D-HD provides noninvasive monitoring of blood pressure and hemodynamic measures, representing a big step for noninvasive measurements in physiological research. The device’s accuracy is comparable to clinical measures, allowing researchers to obtain the...
History of Physiology Analysis

History of Physiology Analysis

Thirty-plus years ago, physiological research required incredibly long lab hours and followed by slow analyzation procedures. Prior to the invention of the personal computer (Thank you Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak!), scientists were burdened with piles of hard copy...
Fundamentals of EEG Recording

Fundamentals of EEG Recording

In 1929, a German physician named Hans Berger discovered that electrodes placed on the scalp could detect various patterns of electrical activity. After verifying that the recordings were indeed recording from the brain, and were not artifacts of muscle or scalp,...
Are Virtual Reality Exercising Games Effective?

Are Virtual Reality Exercising Games Effective?

In an age of increased obesity and obsession with exercise, software companies have created exercise video games that engage users both mentally and physically. Mixed reviews about the effectiveness of such exergames stem from several components: the perceived task...
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