The neural origin of muscle synergies

  title={The neural origin of muscle synergies},
  author={Emilio Bizzi and Vincent C. K. Cheung},
  booktitle={Front. Comput. Neurosci.},
Muscle synergies are neural coordinative structures that function to alleviate the computational burden associated with the control of movement and posture. In this commentary, we address two critical questions: the explicit encoding of muscle synergies in the nervous system, and how muscle synergies simplify movement production. We argue that shared and task-specific muscle synergies are neurophysiological entities whose combination, orchestrated by the motor cortical areas and the afferent… CONTINUE READING
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