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Figure 2

From: Changes in physiological tremor associated with an epileptic seizure: a case report

Figure 2

Characteristics of physiological tremor (PT). This graph illustrates the amplitude, median power frequency (MPF) and power dispersion of PT in all four trials. Note that for all characteristics within each trial, all values are representative of the average of a five-second epoch. Solid dots represent values for the left index finger and white dots represent values for the right index finger. Top row: PT amplitude of both index fingers for each trial calculated on the displacement time series comprising oscillations between 1 to 30 Hz. The reference line represents the upper specification of two standard deviations of PT amplitude in 93 healthy young adults taken from a data bank [5]. This indicates that values lying below this reference line are considered within normal ranges, whereas those that lie above are considered abnormal. Middle row: MPF of both index fingers for each trial calculated on the velocity power spectrum comprising oscillations between 1 to 30 Hz. The reference lines represent the upper and lower specifications of two standard deviations of PT MPF in 93 healthy young adults taken from a data bank [5]. This indicates that values lying between those reference lines are considered within normal ranges whereas those that lie outside are considered abnormal. Bottom row: power dispersion (frequency band containing 68% of total power centered at the MPF) of both index fingers for each trial calculated on the velocity power spectrum comprising oscillations between 1 to 30 Hz. The reference lines represent the upper and lower specifications of two standard deviations of PT power dispersion in 93 healthy young adults taken from a data bank [5]. This indicates that values lying between those reference lines are considered within normal ranges whereas those that lie outside are considered abnormal. Of note is that characteristics of the left index finger remain steady throughout all four trials whereas characteristics of the right index finger begin changing as early as in the second trial.

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