H Reflexes Recorded During Locomotion

  • Poul Dyhre-Poulsen
  • Erik B Simonsen
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 508)


We recorded H reflexes and the biomechanics of movement during locomotion. The soleus H reflex was strongly modulated during normal walking, depressed during the swing phase and modulated with the EMG in the stance phase. The amplitude of the H reflex increased with the EMG activity and was larger during running than walking. There were individual differences in the modulation pattern covariant with the biomechanics of walking. Interpretation of the results requires knowledge of the method used and assessment of the stimulus and recording conditions.


Stance Phase Gait Cycle Muscle Spindle Swing Phase Heel Strike 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Poul Dyhre-Poulsen
    • 1
  • Erik B Simonsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Medical Physiology and Institute of Anatomy, Panum InstituteUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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