Kinaesthetic Sensitivity in People with Spasmodic Dysphonia and Muscle Tension Dysphonia
This research study conducted by two university departments, Kinesiology and Speech-Language-Hearing Science, is seeking participant subjects. If you are interested in volunteering for this study, please respond to the University Retirees Volunteer Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 612-625-8016. We will register you for the study, and you will be contacted by the study for appointments.
Principle Investigators: Dr. Peter Watson (Speech-Language-Hearing Science); Dr. Juergen Knoczak (Kinesiology).
Doctoral Student: Yu-Wen Chen (Speech-Language-Hearing)
Purpose of the Study: To evaluate a person's perception of passive arm movements. The perception in persons with no neurological disorders will be compared to those with spasmodic dysphonia.
Tasks of Participants: Participants will sit on a chair with the dominant arm resting on a foam-padded splint which will move the participant's arm horizontally. Participants will judge the speed and angle of the movements.
1) 40 to 75 years of age.
2) No neurological disorders.
3) No impaired movement of the arm, shoulder, or elbow.
The study will take place at Cooke Hall in the Human Sensorimotor Control Lab, Room 400 (East Bank Campus). Complete participation will include two sessions, each lasting approximately 1 hour. Free parking is available next to Shevlin Hall (East Bank Campus), a four block walk to Cooke Hall. Or you can call the URVC office (612-625-8016) for parking coupons for the University Ave Ramp which will be mailed to you in advance of your sessions.