How can the human central nervous system (CNS) control complex jumping movements task- and context-specifically? This review highlights the complex interaction of multiple hierarchical levels of the CNS, which work together to enable stretch-shortening cycle contractions composed of activity resulting from feedforward (preprogrammed) and feedback (reflex) loops.
This review discusses how the human central nervous system can control complex jumping movements task- and context-specifically.
1Department of Medicine, Movement and Sport Science, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland; and 2Department of Sport Science, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Address for correspondence: Wolfgang Taube, Ph.D., Department of Medicine, Movement and Sport Science, University of Fribourg, Chemin du Musée 3, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Accepted for publication: October 26, 2011.
Associate Editor: Roger M. Enoka, Ph.D.