Imagined gait modulates neuronal network dynamics in the human pedunculopontine nucleus

@article{Tattersall2014ImaginedGM,
  title={Imagined gait modulates neuronal network dynamics in the human pedunculopontine nucleus},
  author={Timothy Lee Tattersall and Peter Stratton and T. Coyne and Raymond J. Cook and Paul Silberstein and Peter Silburn and François Windels and Pankaj Sah},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2014},
  volume={17},
  pages={449-454}
}
The pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) is a part of the mesencephalic locomotor region and is thought to be important for the initiation and maintenance of gait. Lesions of the PPN induce gait deficits, and the PPN has therefore emerged as a target for deep brain stimulation for the control of gait and postural disability. However, the role of the PPN in gait control is not understood. Using extracellular single-unit recordings in awake patients, we found that neurons in the PPN discharged as… 
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