Involvement of the corticospinal tract in the control of human gait.

@article{Barthlemy2011InvolvementOT,
  title={Involvement of the corticospinal tract in the control of human gait.},
  author={D. Barth{\'e}lemy and Michael James Grey and Jens Bo Nielsen and Laurent J Bouyer},
  journal={Progress in brain research},
  year={2011},
  volume={192},
  pages={181-97}
}
Given the inherent mechanical complexity of human bipedal locomotion, and that complete spinal cord lesions in human leads to paralysis with no recovery of gait, it is often suggested that the corticospinal tract (CST) has a more predominant role in the control of walking in humans than in other animals. However, what do we actually know about the contribution of the CST to the control of gait? This chapter will provide an overview of this topic based on the premise that a better understanding… CONTINUE READING

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