Average reference recording from the vagal nerve reveals an evoked indirect response

Simone Cornelia Maria Anna Ordelman, L. Kornet, R. Cornelussen, H.P.J. Buschman, Petrus H. Veltink

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    The vagal nerve conveys information from and to many organs, including the heart. The components of the compound action potentials (CAPs) recorded from the vagal nerve give information about the different fiber types present. In this paper, we show that with the average reference recording method an additional component can be measured. This component is missed when using a tripolar recording method. Recordings were made in anesthetized pigs. Results show that there is an indirect component in the CAP of the cervical vagal nerve. This component comes from the periphery most likely from the heart.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering
    Place of PublicationPiscataway
    PublisherIEEE EMBS
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2073-5
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2009
    Event4th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2009 - Antalya, Turkey
    Duration: 29 Apr 20092 May 2009
    Conference number: 4

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    Conference4th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2009
    Abbreviated titleNER


    • EWI-15355
    • BSS-Biomechatronics and rehabilitation technology
    • IR-65492
    • METIS-265205
    • vagal nerve

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