describe the process involved in the reverse myotatic reflex
as muscle tension increases, the Ib axons of the golgi tendon organs enter the spinal cord, branch repeatedly, and synapse on interneurons in the ventral horn. Some of these interneurons form inhibitory connections with the alpha motor neurons innervating the same muscle. the inhibition of the alpha motor neuron slows muscle contraction; as muscle tension falls, the inhibition of the alpha motor neuron is reduced, and muscle contraction increases . This type of proprioceptive feedback is thought to be particularly important in the proper execuation of fine motor acts, such as the manipulation of fragile objects with the hands.