Somatosensory control of balance during locomotion in decerebrated cat.

@article{Musienko2012SomatosensoryCO,
  title={Somatosensory control of balance during locomotion in decerebrated cat.},
  author={Pavel Musienko and Gr{\'e}goire Courtine and Jameson E Tibbs and Vyacheslav Kilimnik and Alexandr Savochin and Alan Garfinkel and Roland R. Roy and V. Reggie Edgerton and Yury P. Gerasimenko},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={107 8},
  pages={2072-82}
}
Postmammillary decerebrated cats can generate stepping on a moving treadmill belt when the brain stem or spinal cord is stimulated tonically and the hindquarters are supported both vertically and laterally. While adequate propulsion seems to be generated by the hindlimbs under these conditions, the ability to sustain equilibrium during locomotion has not been examined extensively. We found that tonic epidural spinal cord stimulation (5 Hz at L5) of decerebrated cats initiated and sustained… CONTINUE READING

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