ENG recordings in response to mechanical stimulation

2017-01-01T00:00:00Z (GMT) by E Brunton C Blau K Nazarpour
Electroneurogram signals recorded from 16-channel cuff electrodes placed on the sciatic nerve of Sprague Dawley rats. The recordings were made in response to three types of mechanical stimulation, namely, proprioception, touch and nociception. The data files include synchronisation comments and signals that indicate when a stimulus was applied and what the stimulus was. Proprioceptive responses were recorded in response to a servo motor moving the foot to one of 6 different angles. Touch responses were recorded in response to heel of the foot being touched with one of two Von Frey fibres, corresponding to a force of either 100 or 300 grams. Finally, Nociception responses were recorded in response to the foot being pinched using a pair of forceps either on the heel, or the outer toe.