Functional linkages between motor cortical cells and elbow flexor muscles. Evidence for and characteristics of postspike facilitation.

@article{Fourment1995FunctionalLB,
  title={Functional linkages between motor cortical cells and elbow flexor muscles. Evidence for and characteristics of postspike facilitation.},
  author={Annette Fourment and Abderraouf Belhaj-Sa{\"i}f and B. Maton},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={74 1},
  pages={130-41}
}
1. Two monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) making high-level but submaximal isometric flexions of the elbow were investigated for the output effect of motor cortical cells on the electromyogram (EMG) activity of two main elbow flexors using the method of spike-triggered averaging of rectified EMGs (STAs). 2. Monkeys were trained to perform individual isometric contractions for > 2 s, and two series of > or = 20 contractions, the second series being at a greater force. EMG electrodes pairs were… CONTINUE READING