Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management

School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

Neuromuscular Laboratory

Overview

The Neuromuscular Laboratory is a research laboratory at the University of Mississippi within the School of Applied Sciences, under the Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management. Located at Turner Center 243B, the Neuromuscular Lab is under the director of Dr. Xin Ye.

Research Interests and Equipment

Our laboratory examines human neuromuscular functions (e.g., muscle electrical and mechanical activities, muscular strength, force tremor) under different acute exercise interventions (e.g., fatigue, muscle damage, stretching) and chronic exercise training by using non-invasive techniques in healthy and special populations.

The laboratory is equipped with a dEMG system (Delsys, Inc.) for surface electromyography (EMG) recording and the examination of motor unit firing properties, a Trigno wireless surface EMG system for functional-related muscle activity measurements, a peripheral nerve stimulator (Digitimer DS7AH) for the assessments of sensorimotor function, a near-infrared device (Artinis PortaMon) for the measurements of local muscle tissue oxygenation, and custom-built isometric strength testing apparatuses.

Recent Studies

Unilateral Hamstring Muscle Stretching and Foam Rolling on Contralateral Muscle Flexibility and Neuromuscular Functions (Finished May 2017)

On-going Projects

  • Bilateral Deficit in Human Upper and Lower Body Muscles
  • The Comparison of Time to Failure and Muscle Activity for Two Different Fatiguing Tasks
  • Motor Unit Activities after Two Different Fatiguing Protocols

Contact

For more information about research in the Neuromuscular Laboratory, located in Turner Center 243B, contact our lab faculty.