Proprioception and myoclonus.

  title={Proprioception and myoclonus.},
  author={Christiane Rossi-Durand},
  journal={Neurophysiologie clinique = Clinical neurophysiology},
  volume={36 5-6},
This review focuses on sensory information originating from muscle spindles and its role in proprioception and motor control. The first part reminds of the structural and functional properties of these muscle mechanoreceptors, with arguments for an independent fusimotor command, i.e. the gamma-motoneurons, that would regulate spindle mechanical sensitivity in keeping with the requirements of ongoing motor action. The possibility that dysfunction of the fusimotor system might be responsible for… CONTINUE READING