Nelly Daur

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Sensory feedback from muscles and peripheral sensors acts to initiate, tune or reshape motor activity according to the state of the body. Yet, sensory neurons often show low levels of activity even in the absence of sensory input. Here we examine the functional role of spontaneous low-frequency activity of such a sensory neuron. The anterior gastric(More)
Proprioceptive sensory feedback has important functions for motor pattern generation in which phasic negative and positive feedback is used to coordinate neural and musculoskeletal dynamics. Whether and how feedback sign regulates the motor patterns in behaviorally relevant closed-loop conditions has not been fully elucidated. We characterized the feedback(More)
The perception of proprioceptive signals that report the internal state of the body is one of the essential tasks of the nervous system and helps to continuously adapt body movements to changing circumstances. Despite the impact of proprioceptive feedback on motor activity it has rarely been studied in conditions in which motor output and sensory activity(More)
We studied how similar postsynaptic responses are maintained in the face of interindividual variability in the number of presynaptic neurons. In the stomatogastric ganglion of the lobster, Homarus americanus, the pyloric (PY) neurons exist in variable numbers across animals. We show that each individual fiber of the stomach muscles innervated by PY neurons(More)
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