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A cinematographic comparison of treadmill and overground performances by the cat revealed considerable flexibility in the neural control program for locomotion. For the single limb's step cycle, swing duration (time foot is off the surface) was approximately equal in both situations, as has been found previously. Subcomponents of the swing (flexion duration(More)
1. Cinematographic measurements were made of stepping by cats on a motor-driven treadmill, both normally and 2-3 wk after deafferentation of the LH (left hind) limb. 2. After surgery, rhythmic cycling of the LH limb was blurred whether the leg was dragged, as by some cats, or if it was lifted from the surface, as by others. 3. Interlimb coordination was(More)
Interactions between specific operant conditioning and ongoing treadmill walking have been characterized in several previous investigations of mechanisms that coordinate locomotion. The present study examined a higher walking velocity in which contractile forces and, by inference, reflex behavior, might be more powerful. Two subjects walked on a(More)
Short-term forecasting of precipitation often relies on meteorological radar coverage to provide information on the intensity, extent, and motion of approaching mesoscale features. However, in significant portions of mountainous regions, radar coverage is lacking because of topographic blocking, and the absence of radar signatures in sections of the radar(More)
  • M C Wetzel
  • 1981
Cats were trained to walk and trot on a motor-driven treadmill such that mean kinematic timings were highly uniform. Evidence was sought that variations in electromyographic activity in individual muscles was due to separate sources of control. EMGs were recorded on magnetic tape from a knee extensor, vastus lateralis (VL), and a hip flexor, iliopsoas (IP).(More)