Principles of signal conditioning.

A. Finkel, R. Bookman

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It is rare for biological, physiological, chemical, electrical, or physical signals to be measured in the appropriate format for recording and interpretation. Usually, a signal must be conditioned to optimize it for both of these functions. This overview describes the fundamentals of signal filtering, how to prepare signals for A/D conversion, signal averaging to increase the signal-to-noise ratio, line frequency pickup (hum), peak-to-peak and rms noise measurements, blanking, audio monitoring, testing of electrodes and the common-mode rejection ratio.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)Unit 6.2
JournalCurrent protocols in neuroscience / editorial board, Jacqueline N. Crawley ... [et al.]
VolumeChapter 6
StatePublished - May 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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