Sensory Motor Integration, Motor Unit, Reflexes

Nobel of the Week

  • 1932 - Edgar Douglas Adrian and Sir Charles Sherrington "for their discoveries relating to chemical transmission of nerve impulses."

    Introductory Readings for discussion on November 10.

  • Principles of Neuroscience (2000) eds. Kandel, ER, Schwartz, JH, and Jessel, TM. Chapters 33, 34, 36 and 37.
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    Original Literature Readings for discussion on November 13.

  • Henneman, E., et al (1965) Functional significance of cell size in spinal motoneurons. J. Neurophysiology 28:560-580.
  • Burgess, PR, et al (1982) Signaling of kinesthetic information by peripheral sensory receptors. Annual Review of Neuroscience 5:171-187.
  • Cleland, C.I., et al (1990) Neural mechanisms underlying the clasp-knife reflex in the cat. II. Stretch-sensitive muscular free-nerve endings. J. Neurophysiology 64:1319-1330.

    Original Literature Readings for discussion on November 15.

  • Schieppati, M. (1987) The Hoffman reflex: a means of assessing spinal reflex excitability and its descending control in man. Progress in Neurobiology 28:345-376.
  • Dimitrijevic, M.R., et al (1998) Evidence for a central pattern generator in humans. Annals NY Academy of Sciences 860:360-376.
  • Kuypers (1974) Recovery of Motor Function in Rhesus Monkeys, Neurosci. Res. Program Bull. 12:240-244.
  • Nathan (1994) Effects on movement of surgical incisions into the human spinal cord. Brain, 117:337-346.