Peripheral control of the cat's step cycle. I. Phase dependent effects of ramp-movements of the hip during "fictive locomotion".

Acute spinal and curarized cats can generate "fictive locomotor activity" after an i.v. injection of Nialamid followed by 4-AP and L-DOPA. The efferent burst activity to flexors and extensors can be recorded in peripheral nerve filaments. Ramp-formed movements were applied in the hip at constant angular velocity in different phases of the spontaneous… CONTINUE READING