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|Oct 19-21||Muscle mechanics
|Huxley AF. Muscle structure and theories of contraction.
Prog Biophys Biophys Chem. 1957;7:255-318
Zajac FE. Muscle and tendon: properties, models, scaling, and application to biomechanics and motor control. Crit Rev Biomed Eng. 1989;17(4):359-411
The Skeletal Muscle chapter from any physiology textbook
|Houk et al. Dependence of dynamic response of spindle receptors on muscle length
and velocity. J Neurophysiol 46: 143-166, 1981.
McCrea DA. Spinal circuitry of sensorimotor control of locomotion. J Physiol 533: 41-50, 2001.
Nichols and Houk. Improvement in linearity and regulation of stiffness that results from actions of stretch reflex. J Neurophysiol 39: 119-142, 1976.
The Motor Organization chapter from any physiology textbook, or Spinal Reflexes of Kandel & Schwartz
|Oct 24||Experimental methods
Lab intro slides