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Analysis of positive feedback in the control of movement

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Over the past three decades, neurophysiologists studying the neural circuitry responsible for control of skeletal muscles have developed several different general theories of sensorimotor control. These have usually invoked one or more of the sources of proprioceptive signals (e.g. muscle spindle and Golgi tendon organ afferents) in positive or negative feed-back loops to the homonymous alpha motoneurones. In this paper we consider to analyze the role of posi-tive feedback in combination of negative feedback due to important role of them in stabilizing the neu-romuscular system.

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Behbahani, S. and Homayoun Jafari, A. (2009) Analysis of positive feedback in the control of movement. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 2, 480-483. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2009.27069.


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