Adjustments of motor pattern for load compensation via modulated activations of muscle synergies during natural behaviors.

@article{Cheung2009AdjustmentsOM,
  title={Adjustments of motor pattern for load compensation via modulated activations of muscle synergies during natural behaviors.},
  author={Vincent C. K. Cheung and Andrea d'Avella and Emilio Bizzi},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={101 3},
  pages={1235-57}
}
It has been suggested that the motor system may circumvent the difficulty of controlling many degrees of freedom in the musculoskeletal apparatus by generating motor outputs through a combination of discrete muscle synergies. How a discretely organized motor system compensates for diverse perturbations has remained elusive. Here, we investigate whether motor responses observed after an inertial-load perturbation can be generated by altering the recruitment of synergies normally used for… CONTINUE READING
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