The effect of motor imagery on gain modulation of the spinal reflex

@article{Aoyama2011TheEO,
  title={The effect of motor imagery on gain modulation of the spinal reflex},
  author={Takuo Aoyama and Fuminari Kaneko},
  journal={Brain Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={1372},
  pages={41-48}
}
Motor imagery is well known to have a facilitatory effect on the corticospinal tract, but conflicting opinions have arisen concerning its effect on spinal reflex excitability. The purpose of this study was to clarify the effects of motor imagery on gain modulation of the spinal reflex by focusing on the physiological differences between the H-reflex and the stretch reflex. In experiment 1, there were three conditions: rest, motor imagery of ankle dorsiflexion (MI-DF), and motor imagery of ankle… CONTINUE READING

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