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dc.contributor.advisorZhang, Yingchun
dc.creatorNguyen, Trac Duy
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-05T21:12:02Z
dc.date.available2018-03-05T21:12:02Z
dc.date.created2015-05
dc.date.issuedMay 2015
dc.date.submittedMay 2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/2819
dc.description.abstractThe study of acoustic startle reflexes (ASR) has recently shown promising potential in augmenting the recovery of voluntary movement in patients who undergo neuro-rehabilitation. However, these ASRs have been associated with the decrease or inhibition of startle responses over successive stimulation, known as habituation. This study hypothesizes an acoustic startle pathway that involves the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is inhibiting the ASR. To do this investigation, three paradigms have been developed in conjunction with EEG recordings. Independent component analysis has been implemented to minimize the intrinsic motion artifacts in the acquired data. The results show possible anti-correlation between the EMG startle signal and the activity located along the frontal midline suggesting possible habituation. However, no solid conclusion can be made whether the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is part of the habituation process in the acoustic startle pathway.
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dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectEEG
dc.subjectAcoustic Startle Reflex
dc.subjectHabituation
dc.subject
dc.titleCortical Habituation of Acoustic Startle Reflex
dc.date.updated2018-03-05T21:12:02Z
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineBiomedical Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.departmentBiomedical Engineering, Department of
dc.contributor.committeeMemberOmurtag, Ahmet
dc.contributor.committeeMemberInce, Nuri
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLi, Sheng
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dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.description.departmentBiomedical Engineering, Department of
thesis.degree.collegeCullen College of Engineering


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