Sensorimotor Control of Movement and Posture / Edition 1

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This collection of contributions on the subject of the neural mechanisms of sensorimotor control resulted from a conference held in Cairns, Australia, September 3-6, 2001. This volume, compiled by some of the leading experts in the field, addresses the advancement of neurophysiological understanding of movement and sensation, the basis of all human activity.

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Foreword. Preface. Section I: Impulse Initiation and Central Transmission from Muscle and Skin. Preface. 1. Signalling Properties of Muscle Spindles and Tendon Organs; U. Proske, J.E. Gregory. 2. Evidence for Activity-Dependent Modulation of Sensory-Terminal Excitability in Spindless by Glutamate Release of Synaptic-Like Vesicles; R.W. Banks, et al. 3. Electrophysiology of Conreal Cold Receptor Nerve Terminals; R.W. Carr, J.A. Brock. 4. Discharge Properties of Group III and IV Muscle Afferents; M.P. Kaufman, et al. 5. Effects of Activity on Axonal Excitability: Implications for Motor Control Studies; D. Burke. 6. Reflexes in the Hand: Strong Synaptic Coupling Between Single Tactile Afferents and Spinal Motoneurones; P. McNulty, V. Macefield. 7. The Synaptic Linkage for Tactile and Kinaesthetic Inputs to the Dorsal Column Nuclei; M.J. Rowe. Section II: Proprioception in Limb Movements. Preface. 8. Proprioception: Peripheral Inputs and Perceptual Interactions; S.C. Gandevia, et al. 9. Adaptation to Coriolis Force Perturbation of Movement Trajectory; J.R. Lackner, P. DiZio. 10. Velocity Perception and Proprioception; G.K. Kerr, C.J. Worringham. 11. Effect of Muscle Contraction on Kinaesthesia; A.K. Wise, J.B. Fallon. 12. Proprioception and Joint Pathology; K.M. Refshauge. Section III: Afferent Contributions to Balance and Posture. Preface. 13. Consequences and Assessment of Human Vestibular Failure; J.G. Colebatch. 14. The Role of Cutaneous Receptors in the Foot; J.T. Inglis, et al. 15. What does Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation Stimulate? D.L. Wardman, R.C. Fitzpatrick. 16. Sensory Interactions for Human Balance Control Revealed by Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation; B.L. Day, et al. 17. Vestibulospinal Control of Posture; F.B. Horak, et al. 18. Sensory Contributions to the Control of Stance; T. Mergner, et al. Section IV: Motoneurones and Motor Units. Preface. 19.Selectivity of the Central Control of Sensory Information in the Mammalian Spinal Cord; P. Rudomin. 20. Some Unresolved Issues in Motor Unit Research; R.E. Burke. 21. Presynaptic and Disynaptic Inhibition Induced by Group I Muscle Afferents; A. Schmied, et al. 22. Things We Know and Do Not Know about Motoneurones; D. Kernell. 23. A New Way of Using Modelling to Estimate the Size of a Motoneurone's EPSP; P.B.C. Matthews. 24. What can be Learned about Motoneurone Properties from Studying Firing Patterns; R.K. Powers, et al. 25. Relative Strengths and Distributions of Different Sources of Synaptic Input to the Motoneurone Pool; M.D. Binder, et al. 26. Plateau Potentials and Their Role in Regulating Motoneuronal Firing; H. Hultborn. 27. Mechanisms Causing Plateau Potentials in Spinal Motoneurones; A. Alaburda, et al. 28. Recent Evidence for Plateau Potentials in Human Motoneurones; D.F. Collins, et al. 29. Patterns of Pathological Firing in Human Motor Units; C.K. Thomas, et al. Section V: Propriospinal Neurones and Spinal Reflexes. Preface. 30. Reflections on Spinal Reflexes; D.G. Stuart. 31. Spinal Interneurones: Re-evaluation and Controversy; J.C. Rothwell. 32. Functional Properties of Primate Spinal Interneurones during Voluntary Hand Movements; E.E. Fetz, et al. 33. A Cervical Propriospinal System in Man; E. Pierrot-Deseilligny, V. Marchand-Pauvert. 34. Premotoneuronal and Direct Corticomotoneuronal Control in the Cat and Macaque Monkey; B. Alstermark, T. Isa. 35. Interspecies Comparisons for the c3-C4 Propriospinal System; P.A. Kirkwood, et al. 36. Central Nervous System Lesions and Segmental Activity; S. Meunier, et al. 37. Reflex Mechanisms for Motor Impairment in Spinal Cord Injury; B.D. Schmidt, et al. Section VI: Locomotion. Preface. 38. Give Proprioceptors a Chance; A. Taylor. 39. Role of the Fusimotor System in Locomotion; P. Ellaway, et al. 40. The Role of Proprioceptive Feedback in the Regulation and Adaptation of Locomotor Activity; T. Lam, K.G. Pearson. 41. Sensory Control of Locomotion: Reflexes using Higher-Level Control; A. Prochazka, et al. 42. Reflex Excitation of Muscles during Human Walking; J.B. Nielsen, T. Sinkjaer. 43. H Reflexes Recorded during Locomotion; P. Dyhre-Poulsen, E.B. Simonsen. Section VII: Supraspinal Control of Movement. Preface. 44. fMRI Studies of the Sensory and Motor Areas Involved in Movement; H-J. Freund. 45. Dynamic use of Tactile Afferent Signals in Control of Dexterous Manipulation; R.S. Johansson. 46. Motor Cortex and the Distributed Anatomy of Finger Movements; M.H. Schieber. 47. Reward-Based Planning of Motor Selection in the Rostral Cingulate Motor Area; J. Tanji, et al. 48. Functional Differences in Corticospinal Projections from Macaque Primary Motor Cortex and Supplementary Motor Area; R.N. Lemon, et al. 49. Corticospinal Transmission After Voluntary Contractions; J.L. Taylor, et al. 50. Afferent and Cortical Control of Human Masticatory Muscles; T.S. Miles, M.A. Nordstrom. 51. Mechanisms for Acute Changes in Sensory Maps; M.B. Calford. 52. Vision as Motivation Interhemispheric Oscillation Alters Perception; J.D. Pettigrew and O. Carter. Section VIII: Mechanics and Movement. Preface. 53. Musculoskeletal Mechanics: A Foundation of Motor Physiology; T.R. Nichols. 54. The Importance of Biomechanics; G.E. Loeb, et al. 55. The Role of the Length-Tension Curve in the Control of Movement; D.L. Morgan, et al. 56. Intramuscular Force Transmission; P. Sheard, et al. 57. Muscle and Tendon Relations in Humans; T. Fukunaga, et al. 58. Relationship Between Neural Drive and Mechanical Effect in the Respiratory System; A. De Troyer. Index.
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