Katsunori Tanii

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  • Electroencephalography and clinical…
  • 1984
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether an EMG slower wave prior to a rapid straightening-up movement is associated with motor preparation to perform the movement. The straightening movement was performed at 6 load intensities and under 3 conditions: without any external load; with an additional load; lifting a load. The subject could freely(More)
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  • Electromyography and clinical neurophysiology
  • 1996
The present study was performed to investigate whether modes of voluntary contraction have an influence on an appearance of the premovement silent period (PSP) and components of the premovement cortical potentials. The EMG and the EEG were simultaneously recorded in an isometric ballistic contraction for exerting rapidly an elbow extension force and in a(More)
The effect of long-latency reflex modulation on the performance of a quick adjustment movement following a muscle stretch was studied in 26 healthy male subjects. When the subjects felt a sudden angle displacement in the direction of a wrist extension they were required to make an adjustment movement by moving a handlebar, held in the hand, to align with a(More)
The present study was performed to substantiate the premise that frequency components of the surface EMG before a reaction movement change after a warning signal (S1). Twelve subjects extended rapidly the trunk from a bent position in response to a moving signal (S2) 2 sec after S1. The movement was repeated 20 times. Bipolar surface EMG recordings were(More)
Motor unit activity was studied during slightly sustained contraction of the erector spinal muscle before a rapid trunk extension from a moderately bent position, with special reference to a change of the surface EMG to a rhythmic slower wave with a periodicity of 20-30 msec preceding the movement. Synchronous discharge of a few motor units appeared at(More)
The silent period and a rhythmic slower wave in EMG appear preceding a rapid voluntary movement (Tanii 1984). The present study was performed to investigate temporal relationships of the EMG changes preceding movement to premovement cortical potential shifts, in order to clarify whether the EMG changes are related to preparation and initiation of voluntary(More)