Intersegmental coordination of walking movements in stick insects.

@article{Ludwar2005IntersegmentalCO,
  title={Intersegmental coordination of walking movements in stick insects.},
  author={Bjoern Ch Ludwar and Marie L. Goeritz and Joachim Schmidt},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={1255-65}
}
Locomotion requires the coordination of movements across body segments, which in walking animals is expressed as gaits. We studied the underlying neural mechanisms of this coordination in a semi-intact walking preparation of the stick insect Carausius morosus. During walking of a single front leg on a treadmill, leg motoneuron (MN) activity tonically increased and became rhythmically modulated in the ipsilateral deafferented and deefferented mesothoracic (middle leg) ganglion. The pattern of… CONTINUE READING

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