Motor-unit synchronization alters spike-triggered average force in simulated contractions.

@article{Taylor2002MotorunitSA,
  title={Motor-unit synchronization alters spike-triggered average force in simulated contractions.},
  author={Anna M W Taylor and Julie W Steege and Roger M. Enoka},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={265-76}
}
The purpose of the study was to quantify the effect of motor-unit synchronization on the spike-triggered average forces of a population of motor units. Muscle force was simulated by defining mechanical and activation characteristics of the motor units, specifying motor neuron discharge times, and imposing various levels of motor-unit synchronization. The model comprised 120 motor units. Simulations were performed for motor units 5-120 to compare the spike-triggered average responses in the… CONTINUE READING