Title

Spinal stretch reflexes support efficient hand control

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2019

Journal

Nature Neuroscience

Volume

22

Issue

4

First Page

529

Last Page

533

URL with Digital Object Identifier

10.1038/s41593-019-0336-0

Abstract

© 2019, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature America, Inc. Motor behaviour is most efficiently controlled by correcting only disturbances that influence task success. It is currently thought that such control is computed within a transcortical feedback pathway. Here we show that, for postural hand control, even the fastest spinal feedback pathway can produce efficient corrective responses, forcing a re-evaluation of how the nervous system derives the control laws that support motor behavior.

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