Mechanosensory neurons control the timing of spinal microcircuit selection during locomotion

@inproceedings{Knafo2017MechanosensoryNC,
  title={Mechanosensory neurons control the timing of spinal microcircuit selection during locomotion},
  author={Steven Knafo and Kevin Fidelin and Andrew E. Prendergast and Po-En Brian Tseng and Alexandre Parrin and Charles W. Dickey and Urs Lucas B{\"o}hm and Sophie Nunes Figueiredo and Olivier Thouvenin and Hugues Pascal-Moussellard and Claire Wyart},
  booktitle={eLife},
  year={2017}
}
Despite numerous physiological studies about reflexes in the spinal cord, the contribution of mechanosensory feedback to active locomotion and the nature of underlying spinal circuits remains elusive. Here we investigate how mechanosensory feedback shapes active locomotion in a genetic model organism exhibiting simple locomotion-the zebrafish larva. We show that mechanosensory feedback enhances the recruitment of motor pools during active locomotion. Furthermore, we demonstrate that inputs from… CONTINUE READING
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