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Upper limb proprioceptive sensitivity in three-dimensional space: effects of direction, posture, and exogenous neuromodulation


Abstract Proprioception is the sense of body position, movement, force, and effort. Loss of proprioception can affect planning and control of limb and body movements, negatively impacting activities of daily living and quality of life. Assessments employing planar robots have shown that proprioceptive sensitivity is directionally dependent within the horizontal plane however, few studies have looked at proprioceptive sensitivity in 3d space. In addition, the extent to which proprioceptive sensitivity is modifiable by factors such as exogenous neuromodulation is unclear. To investigate proprioceptive sensitivity in 3d we developed a novel experimental paradigm employing a 7-DoF robot arm, which enables reliable testing of arm proprioception along arb... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Klein, Joshua (Author) / Buneo, Christopher (Advisor) / Helms-Tillery, Stephen (Committee member) / Kleim, Jeffrey (Committee member) / Santello, Marco (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Neurosciences / Biomedical engineering / 3d / nerve stimulation / proprioception / psychophysics / robotic / TENS
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 157 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Doctoral Dissertation Neuroscience 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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