An Integrated Neuromechanical Model of Steering in C. elegans

  title={An Integrated Neuromechanical Model of Steering in C. elegans},
  author={Eduardo J. Izquierdo and Randall D. Beer},
  booktitle={European Conference on Artificial Life},
In this paper, we extend our previous model circuit for steering in C. elegans to control a more realistic biomechanical model of forward locomotion. We show that the identified steering circuit is sufficient to steer the full body during forward locomotion while only innervating a few of the anterior most neck muscles. Analysis of the sensorimotor transformation and phasic stimulation experiments provides evidence that the principles of operation for steering discussed in the model are… 

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