The contribution of transcortical pathways to long-latency stretch and tactile reflexes in human hand muscles

@article{Macefield1996TheCO,
  title={The contribution of transcortical pathways to long-latency stretch and tactile reflexes in human hand muscles},
  author={Vaughan G. Macefield and John C. Rothwell and B. L. Day},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={108},
  pages={147-154}
}
Long-latency electromyographic (EMG) responses can be evoked in the first dorsal interosseous muscle (FDI) by unexpected slips of an object (skin stretch) held between the index and thumb, or by forcible adduction of the metacarpophalangeal joint (muscle stretch). The former type of response is due to stimulation of tactile afferents in the skin of the digits, whereas the latter also activates muscle receptors. Previous studies have provided good evidence that long-latency reflex responses to… CONTINUE READING

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