Effects of Cold Pressor Test on Cerebral Blood Flow and Motor Control

Title

Effects of Cold Pressor Test on Cerebral Blood Flow and Motor Control

Authors

Presenter(s)

Sarah M. Collins, Kiersten Michelle Duffy

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Description

Motor control can be divided between gross and fine motor skills, which are impacted by environmental and genetic influences. Although the population of interest was pilots, the subjects involved in the study were male and female college students. The aim of the study was to explore the impact of stress on motor control, and gain helpful physiological information to improve the performance of pilots. Both men and women were selected for the study, then completed three phases: familiarization, control, and experimental. The experimental trial included a cold pressor test (CPT). A CPT involves a participant placing their limb in a container of ice water, which acts as an acute physiological stress and activator for the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). The results between the three trials were measured and compared to determine a relationship between motor control and physiological stress.

Publication Date

4-22-2021

Project Designation

Honors Thesis

Primary Advisor

Anne R. Crecelius

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, School of Education and Health Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-Being

Effects of Cold Pressor Test on Cerebral Blood Flow and Motor Control

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