Motor control programs and walking.

  title={Motor control programs and walking.},
  author={Yuri P. Ivanenko and Richard Poppele and Francesco Lacquaniti},
  journal={The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry},
  volume={12 4},
The question of how the central nervous system coordinates muscle activity is central to an understanding of motor control. The authors argue that motor programs may be considered as a characteristic timing of muscle activations linked to specific kinematic events. In particular, muscle activity occurring during human locomotion can be accounted for by five basic temporal components in a variety of locomotion conditions. Spatiotemporal maps of spinal cord motoneuron activation also show… CONTINUE READING
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