Against a final ballistic process in the control of voluntary action: evidence using the Hoffmann reflex.

@article{Mcgarry2000AgainstAF,
  title={Against a final ballistic process in the control of voluntary action: evidence using the Hoffmann reflex.},
  author={Thomas F Mcgarry and J. Timothy Inglis and Ian M. Franks},
  journal={Motor control},
  year={2000},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={469-85}
}
Reduced surface electromyogram (EMG) onsets, observed in some cases when trying to stop an earlier intended action before it begins, were taken to suggest a control process that remains open to stopping right up to the point of motor discharge. This interpretation argues against a final ballistic (involuntary) process in the control of voluntary action. That a final ballistic process may receive reduced input shortly before its manifestation as reduced output (i.e., motor discharge), however… CONTINUE READING