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Université de Fribourg

Cutaneous mechanisms of isometric ankle force control

Choi, Julia T. ; Lundbye-Jensen, Jesper ; Leukel, Christian ; Nielsen, Jens Bo

In: Experimental Brain Research, 2013, p. 1–8

The sense of force is critical in the control of movement and posture. Multiple factors influence our perception of exerted force, including inputs from cutaneous afferents, muscle afferents and central commands. Here, we studied the influence of cutaneous feedback on the control of ankle force output. We used repetitive electrical stimulation of the superficial peroneal (foot dorsum) and medial...