John DiCecco

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The vast majority of animal vocalizations contain multiple frequency modulated (FM) components with varying amounts of non-linear modulation and harmonic instability. This is especially true of biosonar sounds where precise time-frequency templates are essential for neural information processing of echoes. Understanding the dynamic waveform design by bats(More)
It is challenging for biomedical engineering programs to incorporate an indepth study of the systemic interdependence of cells, tissues, and organs into the rigorous mathematical curriculum that is the cornerstone of engineering education. To be sure, many biomedical engineering programs require their students to enroll in anatomy and physiology courses.(More)
  • J J DiCecco
  • Journal - Association of Official Analytical…
  • 1976
A simple and accurate method has been developed for the quantitative determination of capsaicin in capsicum spices and their oleosresins. Capsaicin is extracted with acetone and separated from interfering substances, using an activated alumina column. The column is first eluted with acetone, and then the capsaicin is eluted with acetone-methanol-water(More)
Filter design specifications can be manifest in all manner of necessity, whether they are high-pass, low-pass, band-pass, or stop-band filters. In addition, the parameters for such filters are defined for a very specific application. A design for a lowpass filter with a pass-band of 2k Hz and a stop-band of 4k will be discussed. The further properties of(More)
The invertebrate central nervous system is ideally suited for the study of neurophysiology, as the comparative size of the individual neuron is rather large; on the order of 20 to 200 microns. Intracellular recordings of these cells are accomplished with a modicum of difficulty to an investigator familiar with the anatomy of the specified invertebrate. Once(More)
DiCecco J, Wu J, Kuwasawa K, Sun Y. A novel approach to physiology education for biomedical engineering students. Adv Physiol Educ 31: 45–50, 2007; doi:10.1152/advan.00054.2006.—It is challenging for biomedical engineering programs to incorporate an indepth study of the systemic interdependence of cells, tissues, and organs into the rigorous mathematical(More)
  • Christoph Keseberg, Shannon Maio-Cannon, +4 authors Ying Sun
  • 2006
A model of the neuronal reciprocal inhibitory oscillator was developed in this study by use of an entirely electronic platform. Neuronal Oscillators were widely studied in previous research due to their important roll as central pattern generators. Our model consisted of two electronic components, the neuron emulator for modeling the electrical activities(More)
Dimethylformamide (DMF) is a hydrophilic aprotic solvent often used in peptide coupling, an essential process in the pharmaceutical industry. Its use in biological study is typically in the role of a peptide solvent when evaluating the efficacy of peptides and their effect on the cellular membrane. In evaluating the effect of the peptide gramicidin on(More)