Fast and slow locomotor burst generation in the hemispinal cord of the lamprey.

@article{Cangiano2003FastAS,
  title={Fast and slow locomotor burst generation in the hemispinal cord of the lamprey.},
  author={Lorenzo Cangiano and Sten Grillner},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={89 6},
  pages={2931-42}
}
A fundamental question in vertebrate locomotion is whether distinct spinal networks exist that are capable of generating rhythmic output for each group of muscle synergists. In many vertebrates including the lamprey, it has been claimed that burst activity depends on reciprocal inhibition between antagonists. This question was addressed in the isolated lamprey spinal cord in which the left and right sides of each myotome display rhythmic alternating activity. We sectioned the spinal cord along… CONTINUE READING