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Changes in responses to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) during submaximal isometric voluntary contraction (60% of maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) of the adductor pollicis muscle and the subsequent recovery period have been studied in healthy volunteers. TMS at twice the motor threshold was applied during the sustained contraction, as well as at(More)
The effects of prior vibration of the antagonist triceps muscle on the performance of rapid discrete elbow flexion movements were studied in healthy volunteers. The subjects performed 520 movements over five experimental sessions. The application of prior vibration resulted in a shift of the initial position, an undershoot of the final position in untrained(More)
Interaction of cutaneous and small-diameter, primarily fatigue-induced, muscle afferent inputs on fusimotor neurons has been studied in decerebrate cats. Spike discharges of fusimotor neurons to medial gastrocnemius were recorded from filaments dissected free from this muscle nerve. Non-noxious mechanical stimuli (10 Hz, 2 mm vibration) were applied to the(More)
Changes in discharge rate of fusimotor neurones to pretibial flexor muscles were recorded during and after long-lasting fatiguing isometric and/or isotonic contractions of triceps surae in decerebrate cats. The contractions were elicited by electrical stimulation of the nerves to triceps. Fusimotor spikes were recorded from nerve filaments dissected free(More)
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