University of Colorado Boulder
Movements Are Controlled By Muscle Forces
University of Colorado Boulder

Movements Are Controlled By Muscle Forces

This course is part of The Science of Movement Specialization

Taught in English

Roger Enoka

Instructor: Roger Enoka

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

8 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • To describe the generation and transmission of the activation signal.

  • To explain the translation of the activation signal into muscle force.

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Assessments

11 quizzes, 1 assignment

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

8 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 4 modules in this course

This week you will be introduced to this course and get started right away with discovering how the nervous system generates and transmits the activation signal needed by muscles to perform movement. You will learn that this ability depends critically on the electrical properties of neurons.

What's included

13 videos2 quizzes1 assignment

In the second week of this course you will learn about the transmission of the electrical activation signal from the nervous system to muscle and how to measure and interpret the resulting activation of muscle. In addition, we will discuss a transport system that moves organelles and proteins away from and toward the soma of a neuron and the functional significance of these actions.

What's included

9 videos3 quizzes1 discussion prompt

The third week of the first course establishes the motor unit as the final common pathway between the nervous system and muscle. We will also compare the contracile properties of motor units and emphasize that it is not possible to identify distinct types of motor units even though muscle fibers can be classified into three types.

What's included

9 videos3 quizzes

The final week for this course examines the strategies used by the nervous system to control muscle force, the influence of muscle design on the force it generates, and the types of muscle contractions used during voluntary actions.

What's included

9 videos3 quizzes1 discussion prompt

Instructor

Roger Enoka
University of Colorado Boulder
3 Courses955 learners

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