Conditioning of crossed extensor reflex pathways by independent natural stimulation of labyrinth, neck and elbow joint afferents

R.H. Baxendale, B.A. Conway, W.R. Ferrell

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Abstract

The present experiments demonstrated that labyrinth, neck and elbow joint afferents interact to influence the excitability of crossed extensor reflex pathways projecting to triceps brachii in decerebrate cats. Reflex excitability was dependent on head, neck and elbow position such that it was increased when the elbow was held at full flexion and either the head maintained side down or the neck rotated side up. Such interaction between these afferents is likely to be important in postural control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalBrain Research
Volume377
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 1986

Keywords

  • decerebrate cat
  • elbow joint afferent
  • labyrinth reflex
  • neck reflex
  • reflex excitability

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