Contributions of the motor cortex to the control of the hindlimbs during locomotion in the cat

@article{Drew2002ContributionsOT,
  title={Contributions of the motor cortex to the control of the hindlimbs during locomotion in the cat},
  author={Trevor Drew and Wan Jiang and Witold Widajewicz},
  journal={Brain Research Reviews},
  year={2002},
  volume={40},
  pages={178-191}
}
Although the corticospinal tract is not essential for the production of the basic locomotor rhythm in cats, it does contribute to the regulation of locomotion, particularly in situations in which there is a requirement for precise control over paw placement or limb trajectory. Lesions of the dorsolateral funiculi at the low thoracic level (T(13)) that completely interrupted both the cortico- and rubrospinal pathways produced long-term deficits in locomotion on a level surface. These deficits… CONTINUE READING

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