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The organization of inputs to motoneurons of the locust metathoracic leg

Burrows, Malcolm; Horridge, George Adrian


1. Resistance reflexes at each joint of the leg arise from sense organs directionally sensitive to motion. Sensory impulses, acting indirectly through interneuron combinations, excite one set of motoneurons and inhibit their antagonists. 2. These resistance reflexes are not switched off during ‘voluntary’ movements elicited by touch elsewhere on the body, but instead they sum with other responses. 3. Although readily recorded in motoneurons, the resistance reflexes are mechanically so weak...[Show more]

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Date published: 1974-09-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rstb.1974.0041


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