SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE N623 - Week 11
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. Session plan (PDF)
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.