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Effects of Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation on the ANS and Proprioception: High Frequency TNS Reduces Proprioceptive End-point Error

Abstract Previously accomplished research examined sensory integration between upper limb proprioception and tactile sensation. The active proprioceptive-tactile relationship points towards an opportunity to examine neuromodulation effects on sensory integration with respect to proprioceptive error magnitude and direction. Efforts to improve focus and attention during upper limb proprioceptive tasks results in a decrease of proprioceptive error magnitudes and greater endpoint accuracy. Increased focus and attention can also be correlated to neurophysiological activity in the Locus Coeruleus (LC) during a variety of mental tasks. Through non-invasive trigeminal nerve stimulation, it may be possible to affect the activity of the LC and induce improvem... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Orthlieb, Gerrit Chi Luk (Author) / Helms-Tillery, Stephen (Advisor) / Tanner, Justin (Committee member) / Buneo, Christopher (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biomedical engineering / Neurosciences / Physiology / Autonomic / Neuromodulation / Proprioception / Pupil / Stimulation / Trigeminal
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 48 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Biomedical Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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