Action of vibration on the response of cat muscle spindle Ia afferents to low frequency sinusoidal stretching.

@article{Matthews1981ActionOV,
  title={Action of vibration on the response of cat muscle spindle Ia afferents to low frequency sinusoidal stretching.},
  author={Peter C. Matthews and John D. G. Watson},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={1981},
  volume={317},
  pages={365-81}
}
1. A study has been made of the effect of continuous vibration, at 150 Hz, upon the response of muscle spindle afferents to low frequency sinusoidal stretching (1 and 8 Hz). Using the soleus muscle of the anaesthetized cat, with severed ventral roots, recordings were made of single Ia afferents and of the massed Ia afferent discharges in the main bulk of the cut L7 dorsal root. 2. When the amplitude of vibration was large (50 micrometers, short pulses) and that of the sinusoidal stretching was… CONTINUE READING