Operant conditioning of reciprocal inhibition in rat soleus muscle.

  title={Operant conditioning of reciprocal inhibition in rat soleus muscle.},
  author={Xiang Yang Chen and Lu Chen and Yi Chen and Jonathan R. Wolpaw},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  volume={96 4},
Operant conditioning of the H-reflex, the electrical analog of the spinal stretch reflex (SSR), induces activity-dependent plasticity in the spinal cord and might be used to improve locomotion after spinal cord injury. To further assess the potential clinical significance of spinal reflex conditioning, this study asks whether another well-defined spinal reflex pathway, the disynaptic pathway underlying reciprocal inhibition (RI), can also be operantly conditioned. Sprague-Dawley rats were… CONTINUE READING


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