Neurophysiology of gait: From the spinal cord to the frontal lobe

@article{Takakusaki2013NeurophysiologyOG,
  title={Neurophysiology of gait: From the spinal cord to the frontal lobe},
  author={Kaoru Takakusaki},
  journal={Movement Disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={28}
}
  • K. Takakusaki
  • Published 15 September 2013
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Movement Disorders
Locomotion is a purposeful, goal‐directed behavior initiated by signals arising from either volitional processing in the cerebral cortex or emotional processing in the limbic system. Regardless of whether the locomotion initiation is volitional or emotional, locomotion is accompanied by automatic controlled movement processes, such as the adjustment of postural muscle tone and rhythmic limb movements. Sensori‐motor integration in the brainstem and the spinal cord plays crucial roles in this… 
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