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Psychophysiology. 2005 Jan;42(1):1-15.

Committee report: Guidelines for human startle eyeblink electromyographic studies.

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Department of Psychology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27109, USA. blumen@wfu.edu

Abstract

The human startle response is a sensitive, noninvasive measure of central nervous system activity that is currently used in a wide variety of research and clinical settings. In this article, we raise methodological issues and present recommendations for optimal methods of startle blink electromyographic (EMG) response elicitation, recording, quantification, and reporting. It is hoped that this report will foster more methodological validity and reliability in research using the startle response, as well as increase the detail with which relevant methodology is reported in publications using this measure.

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