HUMAN NEUROPHYSIOLOGY LAB
The lab is directed by Dobrivoje S. Stokic, M.D., D.Sc. and run by Antonio V. Hayes, R.EPT., R.NCST.
The Human Neurophysiology lab consists of 5 exam rooms (~1,400 sq. ft.), designed for comprehensive assessment of the central and peripheral nervous system with the goal to increase understanding of mechanisms of recovery, provide more accurate diagnosis, and derive sensitive and objective outcome measures of potential for recovery.
The labs are equipped with:
- Two commercial electrodiagnostic machines (Viking EDX, Viking Select), each with an 8-channel amplifier box and 2 peripheral nerve stimulators, fully loaded with applicable software, for conducting clinical electrodiagnostic studies and research neuromodulation studies utilizing segmental and plurisegmental spinal and supraspinal reflexes and multi-modal sensory evoked potentials. The 2 moveable units run on a Win7 workstation connected to the hospital network to which data are backed-up every week.
- A 32-channel EEG machine for time and frequency analysis of cortical activity.
- A Magstim Pyramid system (4 Magstim 200 units and 3 Bi-stim units) with a round, figure-8, and double-cone stimulation coils, and custom-made navigation system for single- and multi-pulse paradigms probing cortical and spinal plasticity.
- A Magstim Rapid with a figure-8 coil for non-invasive repetitive brain stimulation up to 40Hz.
- A Master-8 timing unit (2 available) for triggering multiple devices in different sequences.