Fiona MacMillan

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OBJECTIVES Sensorimotor deficits such as impaired joint proprioception and muscle weakness have been found in association with hypermobility syndrome (HMS) in adults. HMS is more common in children than adults, yet such deficits have not been adequately investigated in paediatric populations. It is therefore uncertain as to what sensorimotor deficits are(More)
The role of limited capacity processes in the detection of automatic targets was investigated in a dual-task paradigm using both behavioral and event-related brain potential (ERP) measures. An automatic detection task was paired with another concurrent discrimination while the relative importance of each task was systematically varied. The resulting(More)
Two experiments were conducted to investigate the role of task variables and ISI length on the late component of the event-related slow potential (ERSP) recorded during various two-stimulus anticipation tasks. In the first experiment, a two-component ERSP was observed during short (1 sec) and long (4 sec) ISI conditions. The first component was generally Fz(More)
Slow cortical and heart rate responses were recorded from anhedonic and normal control subjects during a two-stimulus anticipation paradigm. Subjects were chosen for participation in the experiment based on their scores on the Physical Anhedonia Scale developed by Chapman, Chapman and Raulin (1976). During the procedure, auditory warning stimuli were(More)
The identification of the motor unit (MU) innervation zone (IZ) using surface electromyographic (sEMG) signals detected on the skin with a linear array or a matrix of electrodes has been recently proposed in the literature. However, an analysis of the reliability of this procedure and, therefore, of the suitability of the sEMG signals for this purpose has(More)
Hypermobility syndrome (HMS) is characterised by generalised joint laxity and musculoskeletal complaints. Gait abnormalities have been reported in children with HMS but have not been empirically investigated. The extent of passive knee joint range of motion (ROM) has also not been well reported in children with HMS. This study evaluated gait kinematics and(More)
Data were taken from a trial comparing three physical activity interventions, in 134 people with T2D (age=61.3±10.3yrs; BMI=33.32±6.9kg/m 2). The interventions were a one-to-one consultation, a written-delivered pack and a leaflet. Physical activity was measured over seven days, using the GT1M accelerometer, pre-intervention and 6 and 12 months(More)