From swimming to walking: a single basic network for two different behaviors

@article{Bem2003FromST,
  title={From swimming to walking: a single basic network for two different behaviors},
  author={Tiaza Bem and Jean-Marie Cabelguen and {\"O}rjan Ekeberg and Sten Grillner},
  journal={Biological Cybernetics},
  year={2003},
  volume={88},
  pages={79-90}
}
 In this paper we consider the hypothesis that the spinal locomotor network controlling trunk movements has remained essentially unchanged during the evolutionary transition from aquatic to terrestrial locomotion. The wider repertoire of axial motor patterns expressed by amphibians would then be explained by the influence from separate limb pattern generators, added during this evolution. This study is based on EMG data recorded in vivo from epaxial musculature in the newt Pleurodeles waltl… CONTINUE READING