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A possible mode of action of static fusimotor axons as revealed by system identification techniques

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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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:System identification, parameter estimation, muscle spindle, fusimotor axons, intrafusal fibres
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID: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
ISSN:0006-8993

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