Relationship between cocontraction, movement kinematics and phasic muscle activity in single-joint arm movement

@article{Suzuki2001RelationshipBC,
  title={Relationship between cocontraction, movement kinematics and phasic muscle activity in single-joint arm movement},
  author={Masataka Suzuki and Douglas M. Shiller and Paul L. Gribble and David J. Ostry},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={140},
  pages={171-181}
}
Patterns of muscle coactivation provide a window into mechanisms of limb stabilization. In the present paper we have examined muscle coactivation in single-joint elbow and single-joint shoulder movements and explored its relationship to movement velocity and amplitude, as well as phasic muscle activation patterns. Movements were produced at several speeds and different amplitudes, and muscle activity and movement kinematics were recorded. Tonic levels of electromyographic (EMG) activity… CONTINUE READING