Motor neuron activity is often insufficient to predict motor response

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2000 Dec;10(6):676-82. doi: 10.1016/s0959-4388(00)00158-6.


Our understanding of the necessity of considering peripheral properties when investigating how neural activity generates behavior has significantly increased in recent years. These advances include a theoretical analysis of the neuromuscular transform and a deeper understanding of the functional effects of non-linear contractile responses, slow muscle relaxation, and neuromodulation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Action Potentials / physiology
  • Humans
  • Motor Neurons / physiology*
  • Movement / physiology*
  • Muscle Contraction / physiology*
  • Muscle, Skeletal / innervation
  • Muscle, Skeletal / physiology