Reflex activation patterns in relation to multidirectional ankle torque in decerebrate cats.

@article{Siegel1999ReflexAP,
  title={Reflex activation patterns in relation to multidirectional ankle torque in decerebrate cats.},
  author={Stefan G. Siegel and T. Richard Nichols and Timothy C Cope},
  journal={Motor control},
  year={1999},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={135-50}
}
Cutaneous reflexes have been described primarily according to their actions in the flexion/extension plane. It is shown here, by measuring electromyography and isometric force in decerebrate cats, that ankle muscles are activated in relation to their actions in the abduction/adduction plane during sural nerve (SNR) and crossed-extension (XER) reflexes. Ankle adductors (tibialis posterior, extensor digitorum longus, and flexors digitorum and hallucis longus) were active in XER, but not in SNR… CONTINUE READING