Asking probing questions

The probe of OLAF (Orthogonal Load Applied to the Foot) is used to apply pressure to the foot sole during microneurography in the Bent neurophysiology lab. In microneurography we record the electrical signal that travels from load sensing receptors in the skin on the sole of the foot up the nerve to the spinal cord. By investigating neural connections between peripheral sensory receptors in the skin and pathways to the brain we can better understand how gait and posture is controlled.