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Electromyography for Experimentalists - Gerald E. Loeb

Electromyography for Experimentalists

Paperback Published: 1st August 1986
ISBN: 9780226490151
Number Of Pages: 394

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The technique of electromyography, used to study the electrical currents generated by muscle action, has become invaluable to researchers in the biological, medical, and behavioral sciences. With it, the scientist can study the role of muscles in producing and controlling limb movement, eating, breathing, posture, vocalizations, and the manipulation of objects. However, many electromyographic techniques were developed in the clinical study of humans and are inappropriate for use in research on other organisms--tadpoles, for example. This book, a complete and very practical hands-on guide to the theoretical and experimental requirements of electromyography, takes into account the needs of researchers across the sciences.

Introduction
Theory
Orientation—This End Up
Coping with Ohm's Law
The Organization of Muscles
How Muscles Generate Electricity
Structural and Functional Factors Influencing the EMG Signal
The Electrode as an Antenna
Materials Science and Electrochemistry
Verification of Position
Application
Fabrication Equipment and Techniques
Design and Construction of Electrodes
Connectors and Cabling
Basic Electronic Equipment
Noise and Artifact
Electrical Testing, Calibration, and Failure Analysis
Visual Correlation Techniques
Analog Correlation Techniques
Signal Processing and Display
Graphical Conventions and Preparation of Illustrations
Medical and Surgical Techniques
Single-unit Electromyography
Quick, but Not Too Dirty Appendixes
Anatomical Techniques
Suppliers
Animal Care Regulations
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780226490151
ISBN-10: 0226490157
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 394
Published: 1st August 1986
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.7  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.69