Proprioceptive input resets central locomotor rhythm in the spinal cat

  title={Proprioceptive input resets central locomotor rhythm in the spinal cat},
  author={B. Conway and H. Hultborn and O. Kiehn},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  • B. Conway, H. Hultborn, O. Kiehn
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Experimental Brain Research
  • SummaryThe reflex regulation of stepping is an important factor in adapting the step cycle to changes in the environment. The present experiments have examined the influence of muscle proprioceptors on centrally generated rhythmic locomotor activity in decerebrate unanesthetized cats with a spinal transection at Th12. Fictive locomotion, recorded as alternating activity in hindlimb flexor and extensor nerves, was induced by administration of nialamide (a monoamine oxidase inhibitor) and L-DOPA… CONTINUE READING
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