Julie Bird

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Although the subjective reports of patients suggest that anxiety may aggravate vertigo and imbalance, there has been little research into how anxiety might directly affect balance system functioning. We conducted two studies to examine the effect of anxiety and arousal on the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR). In the first study, pre-lest fear ratings were(More)
There is a striking similarity between the situations avoided by people with agoraphobia and the environments which provoke disorientation in people with organic balance disorders. This study investigated the possibility that agoraphobia might be linked to balance system dysfunction by comparing the results of balance system tests in 36 people with symptoms(More)
BACKGROUND Individuals who have had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) often have difficulty processing nonverbal communication (Ekman, 1976) The published research in this area has focused on a TBI patient's ability to recognize facial expression, vocal intonation, and postural expression (Croker, 2005; Hopkins, Dywan & Segalowitz, 2002). OBJECTIVE This(More)
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