Relations between joint torque, motion, and electromyographic patterns at the human elbow

Gerald L. Gottlieb*, Chi Hung Chen, Daniel M. Corcos

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Abstract

Voluntary movements may be considered kinematic actions resulting from the neural control patterns that activate the motoneuron pools. One school of thought proposes that specific features of the intended kinematic trajectory such as the duration of acceleration are used by the central nervous system to plan muscle activation patterns. Our own experience suggests that it is the intended force trajectory that is directed by muscle activation patterns. Although under many circumstances these two approaches lead to indistinguishable behavior patterns, examples of movements that are incompatible with the former but not the latter approach are presented in this manuscript.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-167
Number of pages4
JournalExperimental Brain Research
Volume103
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1995

Keywords

  • EMG
  • Force control Motor control
  • Human
  • Voluntary movement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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