The relevance of central command for the neural cardiovascular control of exercise

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

70 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper briefly reviews the role of central command in the neural control of the circulation during exercise. While defined as a feedfoward component of the cardiovascular control system, central command is also associated with perception of effort or effort sense. The specific factors influencing perception of effort and their effect on autonomic regulation of cardiovascular function during exercise can vary according to condition. Centrally mediated integration of multiple signals occurring during exercise certainly involves feedback mechanisms, but it is unclear whether or how these signals modify central command via their influence on perception of effort. As our understanding of central neural control systems continues to develop, it will be important to examine more closely how multiple sensory signals are prioritized and processed centrally to modulate cardiovascular responses during exercise. The purpose of this article is briefly to review the concepts underlying central command and its assessment via perception of effort, and to identify potential areas for future studies towards determining the role and relevance of central command for neural control of exercise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1043-1048
Number of pages6
JournalExperimental Physiology
Volume95
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2010

Fingerprint

Cardiovascular System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology

Cite this

The relevance of central command for the neural cardiovascular control of exercise. / Williamson, J. W.

In: Experimental Physiology, Vol. 95, No. 11, 11.2010, p. 1043-1048.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{cc8764e8b24d4828899b2d67e0016f68,
title = "The relevance of central command for the neural cardiovascular control of exercise",
abstract = "This paper briefly reviews the role of central command in the neural control of the circulation during exercise. While defined as a feedfoward component of the cardiovascular control system, central command is also associated with perception of effort or effort sense. The specific factors influencing perception of effort and their effect on autonomic regulation of cardiovascular function during exercise can vary according to condition. Centrally mediated integration of multiple signals occurring during exercise certainly involves feedback mechanisms, but it is unclear whether or how these signals modify central command via their influence on perception of effort. As our understanding of central neural control systems continues to develop, it will be important to examine more closely how multiple sensory signals are prioritized and processed centrally to modulate cardiovascular responses during exercise. The purpose of this article is briefly to review the concepts underlying central command and its assessment via perception of effort, and to identify potential areas for future studies towards determining the role and relevance of central command for neural control of exercise.",
author = "Williamson, {J. W.}",
year = "2010",
month = "11",
doi = "10.1113/expphysiol.2009.051870",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "95",
pages = "1043--1048",
journal = "Experimental Physiology",
issn = "0958-0670",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "11",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The relevance of central command for the neural cardiovascular control of exercise

AU - Williamson, J. W.

PY - 2010/11

Y1 - 2010/11

N2 - This paper briefly reviews the role of central command in the neural control of the circulation during exercise. While defined as a feedfoward component of the cardiovascular control system, central command is also associated with perception of effort or effort sense. The specific factors influencing perception of effort and their effect on autonomic regulation of cardiovascular function during exercise can vary according to condition. Centrally mediated integration of multiple signals occurring during exercise certainly involves feedback mechanisms, but it is unclear whether or how these signals modify central command via their influence on perception of effort. As our understanding of central neural control systems continues to develop, it will be important to examine more closely how multiple sensory signals are prioritized and processed centrally to modulate cardiovascular responses during exercise. The purpose of this article is briefly to review the concepts underlying central command and its assessment via perception of effort, and to identify potential areas for future studies towards determining the role and relevance of central command for neural control of exercise.

AB - This paper briefly reviews the role of central command in the neural control of the circulation during exercise. While defined as a feedfoward component of the cardiovascular control system, central command is also associated with perception of effort or effort sense. The specific factors influencing perception of effort and their effect on autonomic regulation of cardiovascular function during exercise can vary according to condition. Centrally mediated integration of multiple signals occurring during exercise certainly involves feedback mechanisms, but it is unclear whether or how these signals modify central command via their influence on perception of effort. As our understanding of central neural control systems continues to develop, it will be important to examine more closely how multiple sensory signals are prioritized and processed centrally to modulate cardiovascular responses during exercise. The purpose of this article is briefly to review the concepts underlying central command and its assessment via perception of effort, and to identify potential areas for future studies towards determining the role and relevance of central command for neural control of exercise.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77958197542&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=77958197542&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1113/expphysiol.2009.051870

DO - 10.1113/expphysiol.2009.051870

M3 - Article

C2 - 20696787

AN - SCOPUS:77958197542

VL - 95

SP - 1043

EP - 1048

JO - Experimental Physiology

JF - Experimental Physiology

SN - 0958-0670

IS - 11

ER -