Posts Tagged ‘homonculus’
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Irradiation, Concurrent Activation Potentiation, and the Feet
by Carson Boddicker on Apr 14th, 2010
Yesterday it was made apparent that the feet are rife with afferent neurons that detect and report magnitudes and rates of loading, joint kinematics, and pressure distribution on the plantar surface of the foot. Also, I said that they are in such a high concentration for a reason. That reason will be expounded upon today. Recall that these afferent cells are important for the maintenance of posture, detect aberrant movement during the stri...
Filed under: Anatomy and Physiology, injuries, Running
Afferent Control and Running
by Carson Boddicker on Apr 13th, 2010
Today you'll pick up the very basics of feedback and feed-forward mechanisms that relate to the merits and limitations of minimal shoe choices in training situations. As movement in general and gait in this particular sense are to an extent controlled by sensory information collected, processed, and translated into motor potentials via the nervous system, it stands to reason that alterations of this sensory data can lead to different outcomes o...