Effects of fatigue on corticospinal excitability of the human knee extensors.

@article{Kennedy2016EffectsOF,
  title={Effects of fatigue on corticospinal excitability of the human knee extensors.},
  author={David S Kennedy and Chris J. McNeil and Simon C. Gandevia and Janet L Taylor},
  journal={Experimental physiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={101 12},
  pages={1552-1564}
}
NEW FINDINGS What is the central question of this study? Do group III and IV muscle afferents act at the spinal or cortical level to affect the ability of the central nervous system to drive quadriceps muscles during fatiguing exercise? What is the main finding and its importance? The excitability of the motoneurone pool of vastus lateralis was unchanged by feedback from group III and IV muscle afferents. In contrast, feedback from these afferents may contribute to inhibition at the cortex… CONTINUE READING