Infant stepping: a window to the behaviour of the human pattern generator for walking.

@article{Yang2004InfantSA,
  title={Infant stepping: a window to the behaviour of the human pattern generator for walking.},
  author={Jaynie F Yang and Tania Lam and Marco Y C Pang and Erin Lamont and Kristin E Musselman and Elizabeth Seinen},
  journal={Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology},
  year={2004},
  volume={82 8-9},
  pages={662-74}
}
The aim of this paper is to provide evidence, both published and new, to support the notion that human infants are particularly good subjects for the study of the pattern generator for walking. We and others have shown that stepping can be initiated by sensory input from the legs or by general heightened excitability of the infant. New results are presented here to suggest that weight support through the feet and rapid extension of the legs are important proprioceptive inputs to initiate… CONTINUE READING

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