Premovement silent period in fast movement initiation

  title={Premovement silent period in fast movement initiation},
  author={Prof. Dr. B. Conrad and Reiner Benecke and M. Goehmann},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
Premovement inhibitory processes were studied in human subjects performing ballistic elbow movements in a self-paced or reaction time situation. The experiments were designed to test the hypothesis that there is an interdependence between a preparatory disfacilitatory process at the motoneurone level and an impending phasic motoneurone activation. The results indicate that in ballistic movements there is a positive relation between extent of premovement depression of tonic activity and… CONTINUE READING

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