The study described in the second paper used groups of three or four rats whose brains were interconnected via microwire arrays in the somatosensory
cortex of the brain and received and transmitted information via those wires.
Some propose theories of motion sensitivity and visual vertigo result in a sensory conflict, or mismatch between the visual, vestibular and somatosensory
Transient receptor potential channel polymorphisms are associated with the somatosensory
function in neuropathic pain patients.
Detailed assessment includes pain intensity; motor (active and passive) function of the upper limb; and somatosensory
, cognitive, emotional, and autonomic functions as well as nonhemiplegic side, which is most likely to reveal the involvement of central pain mechanisms (Roosink et al.
The afferent impulse travels through the dorsal nerve root, dorsal column of the spinal cord, and thalamus to reach the primary somatosensory
Experts claim that we are using our fingertips and thumbs hour after hour, day after day and they are concerned that intense phone use may be bad for human health, altering the shape of the somatosensory
cortex leading to pain, spasms and movement disorders such as dystonia.
It added that the part of the brian that controls the thumbs - the somatosensory
cortex - also grows bigger in smartphone users.
Brain activity in a region called the somatosensory
cortex, which is involved in sensing the environment, behaved as expected: Neurons became active while the mice walked, electrodes revealed.
Ellen Lumpkin, PhD, associate professor of somatosensory
biology, said that these experiments are the first direct proof that Merkel cells can encode touch into neural signals that transmit information to the brain about the objects in the world around us.
The device is portable and intended for use in monitoring neurological status by recording somatosensory
evoked potentials (SSEPs) or assessing the neuromuscular junction (NMJ).
While sensory functioning includes continuous integration of visual, somatosensory
, and vestibular afferents to monitor the biomechanical state of the body, motor functioning refers to the ability to initiate corrective neuromuscular responses to retain the body's center of mass (COM) within the base of support (1).
These study subjects completed the Screener and Opioid Assessment for Patients With Pain--Revised (SOAPP-R), a self-report questionnaire designed to assess the risk for opioid misuse; the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), a measure of pain severity and interference with physical and emotional functioning; the Pain Anxiety Symptoms Scale (PASS), a 20-item tool that measures pain-related anxiety; the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI); the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS), a 13-item measure of the thoughts and feelings patients experience when in pain; and quantitative sensory testing, a measure of somatosensory
function and pain sensitivity that uses calibrated noxious stimuli to gauge patients' pain response.