Lateral turns in the Lamprey. II. Activity of reticulospinal neurons during the generation of fictive turns.

@article{Fagerstedt2001LateralTI,
  title={Lateral turns in the Lamprey. II. Activity of reticulospinal neurons during the generation of fictive turns.},
  author={Patriq Fagerstedt and Grigori N. Orlovsky and Tatiana G. Deliagina and Sten Grillner and Fredrik Ull{\'e}n},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={86 5},
  pages={2257-65}
}
We studied the neural correlates of turning movements during fictive locomotion in a lamprey in vitro brain-spinal cord preparation. Electrical stimulation of the skin on one side of the head was used to evoke fictive turns. Intracellular recordings were performed from reticulospinal cells in the middle (MRRN) and posterior (PRRN) rhombencephalic reticular nuclei, and from Mauthner cells, to characterize the pattern of activity in these cell groups, and their possible functional role for the… CONTINUE READING