Threshold-Crossing Model of Human Motoneuron

  • Bozenna Kuraszkiewicz
  • Dariusz Mlozniak
  • Maria Piotrkiewicz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7339)


This paper presents the “threshold-crossing” motoneurone model. The model is verified by the experimental results, obtained from human experiments. The results of computer simulation based on this model explain discrepancies found in the literature concerning experimental investigation of the relationship between motoneuron excitability and its firing rate and show that most valuable experimental results may be obtained, when the stimulation by week stimuli is superimposed on the low-frequency motoneuronal firing.


Motoneuron Excitability EPSP Amplitude Synaptic Noise Human Motoneuron Motoneuron Discharge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bozenna Kuraszkiewicz
    • 1
  • Dariusz Mlozniak
    • 1
  • Maria Piotrkiewicz
    • 1
  1. 1.Nałęcz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical EngineeringPolish Academy of ScienceWarsawPoland

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