Symmetry in locomotor central pattern generators and animal gaits.

@article{Golubitsky1999SymmetryIL,
  title={Symmetry in locomotor central pattern generators and animal gaits.},
  author={M Golubitsky and Ian Stewart and Pietro-Luciano Buono and James J. Collins},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={401 6754},
  pages={693-5}
}
Animal locomotion is controlled, in part, by a central pattern generator (CPG), which is an intraspinal network of neurons capable of generating a rhythmic output. The spatio-temporal symmetries of the quadrupedal gaits walk, trot and pace lead to plausible assumptions about the symmetries of locomotor CPGs. These assumptions imply that the CPG of a quadruped should consist of eight nominally identical subcircuits, arranged in an essentially unique matter. Here we apply analogous arguments to… CONTINUE READING
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