The Treading-on-tarsus Reflex in Stick Insects : Phase-dependence and Modifications of the Motor Output during Walking

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  title={The Treading-on-tarsus Reflex in Stick Insects : Phase-dependence and Modifications of the Motor Output during Walking},
  author={Josef Schmitz}
}
In stick insects walking forwards or backwards, a treading-on-tarsus (TOT) reflex of the middle leg could be elicited by mechanical stimulation of the ipsilateral front leg tarsus. The probability of eliciting a TOT reflex in the middle leg depended on the phase of the stimulus within the middle leg's step cycle and on the position of the middle leg relative to its normal anterior and posterior extreme positions. During a TOT reflex the functional swing muscle (protractor coxae in forward walks… CONTINUE READING

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