The Stretch Reflex Response to Movement of Human Elbow Joint

  • P. M. H. Rack
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 7)


Measurements were made of the resistance of the human elbow joint to imposed movements. The forearm was driven through sinusoidally alternating flexion-extension movements of different frequencies and amplitudes while the subject maintained a steady flexing effort.


Reflex Response Muscle Spindle Quadrature Component Reflex Activity Force Fluctuation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. M. H. Rack
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  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyBirmingham UniversityBirminghamGreat Britain

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