A mathematical model, explaining the adaptation commonly seen in the response of amphibian muscle spindle receptors to sudden increases in muscle length, is developed. It is shown that interaction between supposed mechanical properties of the reticulated and dense zones of intrafusal fibers could be the sole source of this adaptation. The model also displays the characteristic response of spindle receptors to intrafusal motor stimulation. The validity of this model appears easily tested.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Modeling and Simulation
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
- Applied Mathematics