Reflexes in Response to Stretch (Myotatic Reflexes)

  • Liddell E
  • Sherrington C
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ABSTRACT: Application of stretch to the knee-extensor, decerebrate preparation, produces a contraction which is proprioceptive. This myotactic reflex is inhibited by whatever inhibits the knee-extensor. Application of the results to the cooerdination of standing and of locomotor acts. From Psych Bulletin 23:02:00039. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2002 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • E. G. T. Liddell

  • C. Sherrington

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