Modelling and computer simulation of the neuromuscular control system

Murray-Smith, D. (1990) Modelling and computer simulation of the neuromuscular control system. In: Nock, K.G. (ed.) Proceedings of the 1990 UKSC Conference on Computer Simulation, 5-7 September 1990, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. United Kingdom Simulation Council: Burgess Hill, Sussex, UK, pp. 81-85. ISBN 9780951650905

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Control theory has for many years provided a framework within which physiological concepts concerning the maintenance of posture and the control of movement have been developed. This paper reviews some of the problems of modelling the neuro-muscular system and highlights the complexity of one key element, a type of sensory receptor known as the muscle spindle. Although the neuro-muscular systems involved in the control of a single limb are very complicated in structure and involve large numbers of parallel pathways, considerable insight can be gained from computer simulations involving a single sensory receptor or small groups of neurons. Such simulations have been found to be particularly useful in the development of new experiments and in verifying properties of new signal processing methods.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Neuromuscular, muscle spindle, simulation, model
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray-Smith, Professor David
Authors: Murray-Smith, D.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Q Science > QP Physiology
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Publisher:United Kingdom Simulation Council

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