The identification of a complex biological receptor

Murray-Smith, D.J., Rosenberg, J.R., Halliday, D. and Rigas, A. (1985) The identification of a complex biological receptor. In: 7th IFAC/IFORS Symposium on Identification and System Parameter Estimation, York, UK, 1985, pp. 1595-1602.

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Muscle spindles are complex biological receptors involved in the maintenance of posture. Such receptors have several inputs, some of which are point-process like (neural signals), whereas others are continuous (e.g. muscle length). These inputs combine to produce a neural output which is also a point-process. Frequency-domain analysis of the point process signals has revealed features not apparent by other methods of investigation. Processes occurring within the muscle spindle which may not be directly accessible experimentally have been studied successfully using a combination of simulation and identification techniques.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:Proceedings volume edited by H.A. Barker and P.C. Young and published by Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1985.
Keywords:Identification, spectral analysis, point-process, neurophysiology, physiological models, receptor, muscle spindle
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rosenberg, Professor Jay and Murray-Smith, Professor David
Authors: Murray-Smith, D.J., Rosenberg, J.R., Halliday, D., and Rigas, A.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
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

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