Tonic central and sensory stimuli facilitate involuntary air-stepping in humans.

  title={Tonic central and sensory stimuli facilitate involuntary air-stepping in humans.},
  author={Victor A. Selionov and Yuri P. Ivanenko and Irina Solopova and V. S. Gurfinkel},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  volume={101 6},
Air-stepping can be used as a model for investigating rhythmogenesis and its interaction with sensory input. Here we show that it is possible to entrain involuntary rhythmic movement patterns in healthy humans by using different kinds of stimulation techniques. The subjects lay on their sides with one or both legs suspended, allowing low-friction horizontal rotation of the limb joints. To evoke involuntary stepping of the suspended leg, either we used continuous muscle vibration, electrical… CONTINUE READING


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