Reliable EEG responses to the selective activation of C-fibre afferents using a temperature-controlled infrared laser stimulator in conjunction with an adaptive staircase algorithm

@article{Jankovski2013ReliableER,
  title={Reliable EEG responses to the selective activation of C-fibre afferents using a temperature-controlled infrared laser stimulator in conjunction with an adaptive staircase algorithm},
  author={Aleksandar Jankovski and Leon H Plaghki and Andr{\'e} Mouraux},
  journal={PAIN®},
  year={2013},
  volume={154},
  pages={1578-1587}
}
Brain responses to the activation of C-fibres are obtained only if the co-activation of Aδ-fibres is avoided. Methods to activate C-fibres selectively have been proposed, but are unreliable or difficult to implement. Here, we propose an approach combining a new laser stimulator to generate constant-temperature heat pulses with an adaptive paradigm to maintain stimulus temperature above the threshold of C-fibres but below that of Aδ-fibres, and examine whether this approach can be used to record… CONTINUE READING