Somatosensory control of balance during locomotion in decerebrated cat.

  title={Somatosensory control of balance during locomotion in decerebrated cat.},
  author={P. Musienko and G. Courtine and Jameson E. Tibbs and V. Kilimnik and Alexandr Savochin and A. Garfinkel and R. Roy and V. Edgerton and Y. Gerasimenko},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  volume={107 8},
  • P. Musienko, G. Courtine, +6 authors Y. Gerasimenko
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of neurophysiology
  • 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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