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Experientia

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 70–72 | Cite as

Effects of vision on tonic vibration response of a muscle or its antagonists in normal man

  • J. P. Roll
  • J. C. Gilhodes
  • M. F. Tardy-Gervet
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Summary

In normal man, a vibratory stimulus applied to tendon of arm muscles can induce either a tonic motor response in the vibrated muscle or in its antagonists depending upon presence or absence of visual feedback from the arm (perception of position vrs.perception of an illusive motion). Spinal motor effects of inputs from muscle spindle afferents elicited by vibration can be modified by the perceptive events experienced by the subject.

Keywords

Visual Feedback Motor Response Muscle Spindle Motor Effect Vibration Response 

Effets de la vision sur la réponse tonique vibratoire d'un muscle ou de ses antagonistes chez l'homme normal

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Roll
    • 1
  • J. C. Gilhodes
    • 1
  • M. F. Tardy-Gervet
    • 1
  1. 1.Département de PsychophysiologieUniversité de ProvenceMarseilleFrance

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