Forward and backward arm cycling are regulated by equivalent neural mechanisms.

@article{Zehr2005ForwardAB,
  title={Forward and backward arm cycling are regulated by equivalent neural mechanisms.},
  author={Elizabeth Zehr and Sandra R. Hundza},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={93 1},
  pages={633-40}
}
It was shown some time ago that cutaneous reflexes were phase-reversed when comparing forward and backward treadmill walking. Activity of central-pattern-generating networks (CPG) regulating neural activity for locomotion was suggested as a mechanism involved in this "program reversal." We have been investigating the neural control of arm movements and the role for CPG mechanisms in regulating rhythmic arm cycling. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the pattern of muscle activity and… CONTINUE READING

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