Abnormalities of Mechanoreceptor-Evoked Electromyographic Activity in Central Motor Disorders

  • W. G. Tatton
  • W. Bedingham
  • M. C. Verrier
  • I. C. Bruce
  • R. D. G. Blair
Part of the Advances in Applied Neurological Sciences book series (NEUROLOGICAL, volume 1)


The combination of short latency, comparatively stereotyped, reflex responses with longer latency, more variable responses to input from a single afferent population can almost be considered as a general principle of motor system organization. In both invertebrate and vertebrate nervous systems, short latency, often monosynaptic, reflex circuits function in parallel with polysynaptic, habituable pathways. An alternate organization is operative in other systems, by which different afferent populations are utilized to evoke separately the short and long-latency reflex activity.


Alpha Motoneuron Spike Trigger Average Human Wrist Motor Cortical Neuron Limb Displacement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. G. Tatton
    • 1
  • W. Bedingham
  • M. C. Verrier
  • I. C. Bruce
  • R. D. G. Blair
  1. 1.Playfair Neuroscience UnitToronto Western HospitalTorontoCanada

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