Increasing corticospinal excitability in the antagonist muscle during muscle relaxation with a tracking task

Naoshin Yoshida, Tomofumi Yamaguchi, Kei Saitou, Shigeo Tanabe, Kenichi Sugawara

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Abstract

The present study aimed to investigate corticospinal excitability changes during muscle relaxation with a tracking task. The motor-evoked potential, which was elicited from the flexor carpi radialis (agonist) and extensor carpi radialis (antagonist) muscles, was analyzed in terms of both the relaxation velocity and phase. Our results suggest that increasing corticospinal excitability in the antagonist muscle plays an important role in controlling the relaxation of the agonist muscle during gradual relaxation with a tracking task.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-43
Number of pages5
JournalSomatosensory and Motor Research
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2015

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Sensory Systems

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