BOP: Push-Pull Control
|Collator: Ziad Hafed|
|Created: July 17, 2013|
|Last modified by: Jimmy Bonaiuto|
|Last modified: January 13, 2015|
Push-pull refers to a control principle in which one actuator is driven while a second antagonist actuator is relaxed. This control strategy is used prevalently in the oculomotor system: when the eye is to be moved in one direction, the control circuitry in the brainstem driving the muscle pulling the eye will be activated, and they will simultaneously inhibit the control circuitry driving the antagonist eye.