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Non-invasive electrical and magnetic stimulation of the brain, spinal cord, roots and peripheral nerves: Basic principles and procedures for routine clinical and research application. An updated…
Task‐dependent reflex responses and movement illusions evoked by galvanic vestibular stimulation in standing humans.
There were no vestibular‐evoked responses when seated subjects made voluntary contractions of the leg muscles or when they stood upright with the trunk supported, using the ankles to balance a body‐like load.
Threshold tracking techniques in the study of human peripheral nerve
Threshold measurements seem well suited for studies of metabolic and toxic neuropathies but insensitive to demyelination, until suitable equipment becomes more widely available, their full potential is unlikely to be realized.
The responses of human muscle spindle endings to vibration of non‐contracting muscles.
The responses of primary endings to tendon taps were reduced during muscle vibration, a reduction which probably contributes to vibration‐induced suppression of tendon jerks.
Multiple measures of axonal excitability: A new approach in clinical testing
A new method is described that enables several measurements to be made on a motor nerve quickly and reproducibly, with minimal operator intervention, and makes it appropriate for routine clinical use.
The responses of human muscle spindle endings to vibration during isometric contraction.
The results suggest that the tonic vibration reflex, like the tendon jerk reflex, operates predominantly or exclusively on alpha motoneurones and that it does not utilize the same cortically originating efferent pathways as are used in the performance of voluntary contractions.
Excitability of human axons
Sustained contractions produced by plateau‐like behaviour in human motoneurones
Overall, these centrally generated contractions are consistent with activation of plateau potentials in motoneurones innervating the ankle dorsiflexors and plantarflexors, and the interaction with volitional drives suggests that plateau behaviour may contribute significantly to the normal output of human mot oneurones.
Loop gain of reflexes controlling human standing measured with the use of postural and vestibular disturbances.
The experimental findings are consistent with a reflex response based on a feed-forward process, and this would result in prediction of the response necessary to counteract a postural disturbance.
Fibre function and perception during cutaneous nerve block.
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In awake human subjects, neural responses in radial nerves to electrical stimulation were recorded with intrafascicular tungsten microelectrodes. Changes in the activity of individual fibre groups…