Correlation analysis of proprioceptive acuity in ipsilateral position-matching and velocity-discrimination.
2005 (English)In: Somatosensory & motor research, ISSN 0899-0220, ISSN 0899-0220, Vol. 22, no 1-2, 85-93 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In order to plan and control movements the central nervous system (CNS) needs to continuously keep track of the state of the musculoskeletal system. Therefore the CNS constantly uses sensory input from mechanoreceptors in muscles, joints and skin to update information about body configuration on different levels of the CNS. On the conscious level, such representations constitute proprioception. Different tests for assessment of proprioceptive acuity have been described. However, it is unclear if the proprioceptive acuity measurements in these tests correlate within subjects. By using both uni- and multivariate analysis we compared proprioceptive acuity in different variants of ipsilateral active and passive limb position-matching and ipsilateral passive limb movement velocity-discrimination in a group of healthy subjects. The analysis of the position-matching data revealed a higher acuity of matching for active movements in comparison to passive ones. The acuity of matching was negatively correlated to movement extent. There was a lack of correlation between proprioceptive acuity measurements in position-matching and velocity-discrimination.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 22, no 1-2, 85-93 p.
Adult, Arm/physiology, Discrimination (Psychology)/*physiology, Female, Humans, Kinesthesis/*physiology, Male, Mechanoreceptors/physiology, Movement/physiology, Multivariate Analysis, Proprioception/*physiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-16966DOI: 10.1080/08990220500083711PubMedID: 16191761OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-16966DiVA: diva2:156639