Central pattern generators and the control of rhythmic movements

@article{Marder2001CentralPG,
  title={Central pattern generators and the control of rhythmic movements},
  author={E. Marder and Dirk Bucher},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={11},
  pages={R986-R996}
}
Central pattern generators are neuronal circuits that when activated can produce rhythmic motor patterns such as walking, breathing, flying, and swimming in the absence of sensory or descending inputs that carry specific timing information. General principles of the organization of these circuits and their control by higher brain centers have come from the study of smaller circuits found in invertebrates. Recent work on vertebrates highlights the importance of neuro-modulatory control pathways… Expand
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