Discharge in muscle spindle afferents related to direction of slow precision movements in man.

@article{Hulliger1985DischargeIM,
  title={Discharge in muscle spindle afferents related to direction of slow precision movements in man.},
  author={Manuel Hulliger and E Nordh and Ake B. Vallbo},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={362},
  pages={437-53}
}
Single-unit activity was recorded with needle electrodes in eighteen muscle spindle afferents (eleven primaries, seven secondaries) from finger extensor muscles in the radial nerve of awake human subjects. The discharge rate of the afferents was determined during precisely controlled voluntary movements. The subjects performed a standardized visual ramp-and-hold tracking task, which included very slow finger extension and flexion movements (2.5 deg/s) with an amplitude of 20 deg. Throughout the… CONTINUE READING