Agonist-to-Antagonist Dependency during Target-Directed Isometric Elbow Flexion and Extension

Liang, Jingtao ;   Sun, Wenbo ;   Song, Rong

Tags Motor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systemsNeuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsNeuromuscular systems - Peripheral mechanisms

Muscle coordination during isometric elbow contraction was investigated in this study in order to understand the agonist-to-antagonist...

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Modulation of Motor Performance by a Monetary Incentive: A Pilot Study

Summa, Susanna ;   Tamagnone, Irene ;   Asprea, Giulia ;   Capurro, Clelia ;   Sanguineti, Vittorio

Tags Motor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systemsHuman performanceRehabilitation - Virtual reality

It is commonly acknowledged that movement performance is determined by a trade-off between accuracy requirements and energetic...

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Neuro-Mechanics of Muscle Coordination during Recumbent Pedaling in Post-Acute Stroke Patients

De Marchis, Cristiano ;   Ambrosini, Emilia ;   Schmid, Maurizio ;   Monticone, Marco ;   Pedrocchi, Alessandra ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo ;   D'Alessio, Tommaso ;   Conforto, Silvia ;   Ferrante, Simona

Tags Motor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systemsNeurological disorders - StrokeNeuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applications

Motor impairment after stroke has been hypothesized to be related, among others, to impairments in the modular control of movement. In this...

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Recruitment of Small Synergistic Movement Makes a Good Pianist

Jelfs, Beth ;   Zhou, Shengli ;   Wong, Bernard K. Y. ;   Tin, Chung ;   Chan, Rosa H. M.

Tags Motor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systemsNeuromuscular systems - Computational modelingHuman performance - Modelling and prediction

Time-varying synergies from kinematic data can be used to discern fundamental patterns of movement. We show through simultaneous extraction...

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Robot-Assisted Training to Improve Proprioception does Benefit from Added Vibro-Tactile Feedback

Cuppone, Anna Vera ;   Squeri, Valentina ;   Semprini, Marianna ;   Konczak, Juergen

Tags Motor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systemsRehabilitation - Robotics

Proprioception is central for motor control and its role must also be taken into account when designing motor rehabilitation training...

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Theoretical Model and Experimental Validation of the Estimated Proportions of Common and Independent Input to Motor Neurons

Castronovo, Anna Margherita ;   Negro, Francesco ;   Farina, Dario

Tags Motor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systems

Motor neurons in the spinal cord receive synaptic input that comprises common and independent components. The part of synaptic input that...

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