In the present report we have tested whether stimulation of the motor descending tracts at the brain-stem level could set up repetitive motor unit discharges in a similar manner to that described for motor cortical stimulation. We have seen that a large descending motor volley, evoked by brain-stem stimulation, cannot produced repetitive firing of motor units. Repetitive motoneurone firing is therefore produced by multiple excitatory volleys set up by single cortical shocks.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology - Evoked Potentials|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
- Cortical stimulation
- Motor descending tracts
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology