The variation of the tonic EMG elevator mandibular activity was studied as well as the consequent variation of the vertical dimension in two different experimental states: those of vigilance and hypnosis. In the state of vigilance, normal values of tonic EMG activity were recorded and a space of inocclusion (X = 2.22 mm) coincident with the postural mandibular position. Under hypnosis a significant reduction of the tonic EMG activity was observed (43 to 50%), together with a great increase of the inocclusion space (X = 8.90 mm).
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Cranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1990|
- Jaw movement
- Jaw muscle