Stumbling reactions in man: release of a ballistic movement pattern.

@article{Dietz1986StumblingRI,
  title={Stumbling reactions in man: release of a ballistic movement pattern.},
  author={Volker H. Dietz and Jochen Quintern and Wiltrud Berger},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1986},
  volume={362 2},
  pages={355-7}
}
Four different modes of perturbation were applied during gait, either alone or in combination, in order to determine the extent to which compensatory reactions in the leg are released as fixed patterns or, alternatively, are generated by feedback mechanisms. The first agonist burst of the usually triphasic pattern evoked by a perturbation was unchanged in amplitude and timing when a second disturbance of an opposite sense was induced a short time later. Following this burst, the remainder of… CONTINUE READING