Adaptive plasticity and diurnal rhythm in the primate spinal stretch reflex are independent phenomena

@article{Wolpaw1984AdaptivePA,
  title={Adaptive plasticity and diurnal rhythm in the primate spinal stretch reflex are independent phenomena},
  author={Jonathan R. Wolpaw and Patricia A. Noonan and J A O'keefe},
  journal={Brain Research},
  year={1984},
  volume={300},
  pages={385-391}
}
Recent studies have revealed two phenomena producing considerable variation in amplitude of the initial, purely segmental, largely monosynaptic, response to sudden muscle stretch, the spinal stretch reflex (SSR), without change in background EMG activity or initial muscle length. The first is small and short-term, a modest diurnal rhythm in SSR amplitude. The second is large and long-term, marked adaptive change in SSR amplitude which occurs gradually over weeks and months when animals are… CONTINUE READING

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