Brain Connectivity Associated with Muscle Synergies in Humans

@article{Rana2015BrainCA,
  title={Brain Connectivity Associated with Muscle Synergies in Humans},
  author={Manku Rana and Moheb S. Yani and Skulpan Asavasopon and Beth E. Fisher and Jason J. Kutch},
  journal={The Journal of Neuroscience},
  year={2015},
  volume={35},
  pages={14708 - 14716}
}
The human brain is believed to simplify the control of the large number of muscles in the body by flexibly combining muscle coordination patterns, termed muscle synergies. However, the neural connectivity allowing the human brain to access and coordinate muscle synergies to accomplish functional tasks remains unknown. Here, we use a surprising pair of synergists in humans, the flexor hallucis longus (FHL, a toe flexor) and the anal sphincter, as a model that we show to be well suited in… 

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