MacLaine, C.G., McWilliam, P.N., Murray-Smith, D.J., and Rosenberg, J.R. (1977) A possible mode of action of static fusimotor axons as revealed by system identification techniques. Brain Research, 135 (2). pp. 351-357. ISSN 0006-8993
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Fusimotor axons are classified by their effects on the discharge of the primary muscle spindle ending during a ramp stretch of the parent muscle. In this paper techniques of system identification and parameter estimation are used to provide an alternative approach to the development of models relating the characteristics of the discharge of the muscle spindle primary sensory ending to the stretch applied to the muscle. Results suggest that system identification methods provide useful quantitative estimates of muscle spindle parameters that could lead to the development of methods for indirect measurement of the mechanical properties of intrafusal fibres.
|Keywords:||System identification, parameter estimation, muscle spindle, fusimotor axons, intrafusal fibres|
|Glasgow Author(s):||Rosenberg, Prof Jay and Murray-Smith, Prof David|
|Authors:||MacLaine, C.G., McWilliam, P.N., 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:||Brain Research|
|Publisher:||Elsevier/North Holland Biomedical Press|