Functional roles of oral reflexes in chewing and biting: phase-, task- and site-dependent reflex sensitivity

Hilbert W. Van der Glas, Andries Van der Bilt, Jan H. Abbink, Andrew G. Mason, Samuel W. Cadden

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    13 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Because loading during chewing is not totally predictable and jaw-closing muscles are strong and act over short distances, feedback from oral receptors is important in the control of mastication. Information on such feedback can be obtained by studying reflexes in jaw muscle EMGs. This review will deal with the contribution of reflex mechanisms to modifying motor neuron activity during chewing, and the dependency of reflex sensitivity on motor task, phase of movement, and site of stimulation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)365-369
    Number of pages5
    JournalArchives of Oral Biology
    Volume52
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Keywords

    • Mastication
    • Motor control
    • Jaw muscles
    • Reflex modulation

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Functional roles of oral reflexes in chewing and biting: phase-, task- and site-dependent reflex sensitivity'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this