Locomotor changes in length and EMG activity of feline medial gastrocnemius muscle following paralysis of two synergists

@inproceedings{Maas2010LocomotorCI,
  title={Locomotor changes in length and EMG activity of feline medial gastrocnemius muscle following paralysis of two synergists},
  author={Huub Maas and Robert j. Gregor and Emma F. Hodson-Tole and Brad J. Farrell and Arthur W English and Boris I. Prilutsky},
  booktitle={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2010}
}
The mechanism of the compensatory increase in electromyographic activity (EMG) of a cat ankle extensor during walking shortly after paralysis of its synergists is not fully understood. It is possible that due to greater ankle flexion in stance in this situation, muscle spindles are stretched to a greater extent and, thus, contribute to the EMG enhancement. However, also changes in force feedback and central drive may play a role. The aim of the present study was to investigate the short-term (1… CONTINUE READING