David W. Garrison

Contact Information:
David W. Garrison



 

Garrison, David (HSC)
Faculty

Department of:

College Of Allied Health/Rehabilitation Sciences -Prof. of PT, David Ross Boyd Professor; Adjunct Prof. of Physiology, Neuroscience, Allied Health Sci

Center of:

OK Center for Neurosciences -Member

Education:

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City   PhD, Human Ecology/Medical Genetics   1975
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater   MS, Natural Science (Ecology)   1967
Phillips University, Enid, OK   BA, Biology and Chemistry   1965

Professional Interest/Expertise/Specializations:
Dr. Garrison is a David Ross Boyd Professor who is interested in several areas of research. He has been involved for many years looking at how the central nervous system utilizes intrinsic neuromodulatory pain mechanisms. This work is done with intact mammalian nervous systems. A second area of interest utilizes fMRI techniques in evaluating the role of ┬┐mirror neurons┬┐ in mental imagery, motor execution, and passive observation of motor activities. The ultimate goal is to develop better intervention techniques in neurorehabilitation for patients with brain insults such as stroke. His most current interest is the use of EEG recording nets to evaluate neural development in young children with cerebral palsy during biomechanical training. This work is done with Dr. Kolobe of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.

Websites:

Research Projects:

Comparison of Common Areas of Function During Motor Execution, Imagery and Passive Observation (Mirror Neurons) of the Same Task: a fMRI Study. Center for Experimental Neurorehabilitation Training (CENT), National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). July 2007 (PI).
Comparison of Common Areas of Function During Motor Execution, Imagery and Passive Observation (Mirror Neurons) of the Same Task: a fMRI Study. College of Allied Health Seed Grant, OUHSC, May, 2007. (PI)
Collaborator with Dr. Dee Wu (Principal Investigator) on "Brain Function Reorganization from Tumor Invasion and Radiotherapy: A pilot fMRI Study" Presbyterian Health Foundation, July 2006.
Comparison of Mental Imaging vs Actual Motor Activity (Execution) During Hand Squeezing: a fMRI Study. College of Allied Health Seed Grant. 2004. Primary Investigator (PI).
Effects of Magnets on the Ability of Humans to Perceive Find Touch and 2-Point Discrimination from Fingertips." College of Allied Health Seed Grant, 2001-2002. Primary Investigator (PI)

Selected Publications:

Chapter: Brain. In Greenwald S. and Thomley, ENCYCLOPEDIA of MATHMATICS and SOCIETY
2011    Liao, F., Jan, Y.K. and Garrison, D.W.
Salem Press, Pasadena, CA
Relationship between nonlinear properties of sacral skin blood flow oscillations and vasodilatory function in people at risk for pressure ulcers
2010    Liao, F., Garrison, D.W., Jan, Yih-Kuen
MICROVASCULAR RESEARCH, 80(1)(2010)44-53
Effects of Natural Magnets on Fine Touch and 2 Pt. Discrimination on Finger Tips in Humans
2004    Garrison, D.W.
American Journal of Pain Management, 14(2004)107-116
Effects of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Electrode Placement on Spontaneous and Noxiously Evoked Dorsal Horn Cell Activity in Cat
2002    Garrison, D.W. and Foreman, R.D.
Neuromodulation, 5(2002)231-237
Classification of Dorsal Horn Neurons Based on Somatic Receptive Fields in Cats With Intact and Transected Spinal Cords: Neural Plasticity
1997    Garrison, D.W. and Foreman, R.D.
Brain Research, 762(1997) 228-230
Effects of Prolonged Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and Variation of Stimulation Variables on Dorsal Horn Cell Activity in Cats
1997    Garrison, D.W., and Foreman, R.D.
European Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 17(1997)87-94
Illustrated Skeletal Muscles
1997    Garrison, D.W.
McGraw Hill Publishing Co.
Effects of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) on Spontaneous and Noxiously Evoked Dorsal Horn Cell Activity in Cats With Transected Spinal Cords
1996    Garrison, D.W. and Foreman, R.D.
Neuroscience Letters, 216(1996) 1-4