Modulation of the long-latency reflex to stretch by the supplementary motor area in humans.

Surface-recorded, electromyographic responses to 200-ms ramp stretches were studied in the wrist flexor muscles from both arms of a patient with clinical and radiographic evidence of infarction in the right supplementary motor area (SMA). They were compared with those from 8 age-matched control subjects. The latencies of the spinal component of the stretch… CONTINUE READING