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Data Collection & Analysis in Human Autonomic Research: How to Guide Successful Testing

Live Date:thu. november 19, 2020

Start Time:11:00 AM EST

Duration:60 minutes

In this American Physiological Society (APS) webinar produced in partnership with ADInstruments, Jackie Limberg, PhD discusses the basics of human autonomic research as well as some tips and tricks for successful human testing. Implementing key experimental controls and understanding nuances in data collection and analysis during human autonomic testing have important implications for the accuracy and reliability of your findings.

Dr. Limberg will introduce the gold standards for measuring both basal and reflex autonomic responses in humans, what equipment is required, and how to minimize variability in your data. The focus of the webinar is on data collection, including recommendations for study design as well as data analysis and interpretation.

Key learning objectives include how to…
  • Identify tests appropriate for measuring basal versus reflex autonomic control
  • Describe the pros and cons of tests used in human autonomic research
  • Create a research setting that is conducive to reliable and accurate human autonomic data
  • Select equipment appropriate for the research questions being addressed
  • Anticipate and avoid areas that may increase data variability and reduce your ability to interpret results


Jacqueline Limberg, PhD

Assistant Professor

University of Missouri

Dr. Limberg is a human integrative physiologist with a primary focus on the role of the autonomic nervous system in cardiovascular responses to exercise and environmental stressors in health and disease. Her interests in neural control of the circulation, mechanisms of sympathoexcitation in obesity-related conditions, how these factors may differ by sex, and the effect of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions provide the general foundation for her work.
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Non-invasive blood pressure
Other cardiovascular research
Sleep studies
Sport Science
Respiratory studies
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Do you conduct human autonomic research?
What equipment do you use in your human autonomic research? Select all that apply:
ADInstruments Human NIBP Nano System
ADInstruments Bio Amps with PowerLab
ADInstruments Neuro Amp EX
LabChart analysis software related modules e.g. HRV, Blood Pressure
Equivital Wireless Physiological Monitoring
Iowa Biosciences Nerve Traffic Analyzer
Finapres Nova
BIOPAC biopotential amplifiers (incl. Bionomadix wireless and smart amplifiers)
I do not measure human autonomic signals
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