Reflex Circuitry Originating from the Muscle Spindles to the Tibialis Anterior Muscle

  • Utku S. YavuzEmail author
  • Francesco Negro
  • Robin Diedrichs
  • Kemal S. Türker
  • Dario Farina
Conference paper
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 15)


In this study we investigated whether the reflex excitatory and inhibitory inputs to motor neuron pools are uniformly or differentially distributed. We found that the distribution of monosynaptic excitatory (H-reflex) and reciprocal inhibitory inputs to different size motor neurons fitted gamma distributions with different skew values. This result can be interpreted as due to a differential distribution of afferent inputs on motor neurons.


Motor Neuron Motor Unit Maximum Voluntary Contraction Tibialis Anterior Muscle Spindle 
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This study was supported by European Research Council (ERC, DEMOVE, No. 267888).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Utku S. Yavuz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Francesco Negro
    • 1
  • Robin Diedrichs
    • 1
  • Kemal S. Türker
    • 2
  • Dario Farina
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Neurorehabilitation SystemsUniversity Medical Center GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Koç University School of MedicineIstanbulTurkey

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