Role of Ia muscle spindle afferents in post-contraction and post-vibration motor effect genesis.

@article{Gilhodes1992RoleOI,
  title={Role of Ia muscle spindle afferents in post-contraction and post-vibration motor effect genesis.},
  author={Jean-Claude Gilhodes and V. S. Gurfinkel and J. P. Roll},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={1992},
  volume={135 2},
  pages={247-51}
}
Experiments carried out on 14 human subjects showed that long-lasting involuntary tonic motor responses occurred after the offset of muscle vibration (70 Hz, 0.5 mm, duration 30 s). These post-vibratory biceps and triceps brachii motor responses were compared with the motor responses observed in the same subjects after performing an isometric contraction of the same duration, i.e., post-contraction responses, or the so-called 'Kohnstamm phenomenon'. The results show the existence of close… CONTINUE READING