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A frequency-domain identification approach to the study of neuromuscular systems - a combined experimental and modelling study

Halliday, D., Murray-Smith, D.J. , and Rosenberg, J.R. (1992) A frequency-domain identification approach to the study of neuromuscular systems - a combined experimental and modelling study. Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control , 14 (2). pp. 79-90. ISSN 0142-3312 (doi:10.1177/014233129201400204)

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Abstract

Experimental investigation of the neuromuscular system involves not only analysis of continuous signals but also necessitates the study of sequences of action potentials recorded from individual neurones together with the interactions between several sequences. Trains of action potentials may be regarded as realisations of stochastic point processes and techniques for the identification of point process systems can provide valuable experimental tools for the investigation of neuromuscular systems. Computational methods are presented for estimating the finite Fourier transform of a point process, and the associated spectral estimation procedures are described. An example is presented to illustrate the application of linear point process model identification techniques to the muscle spindle receptor. Using this example, simulation techniques are applied to demonstrate that spectral estimates can provide valuable physiological insight.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Murray-Smith, Prof David
Authors: Halliday, D., Murray-Smith, D.J. , and Rosenberg, J.R.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Q Science > QP Physiology
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control
ISSN:0142-3312
ISSN (Online):1477-0369

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