The network producing the “active reaction” of stick insects is a functional element of different pattern generating systems

@article{Nothof2004TheNP,
  title={The network producing the “active reaction” of stick insects is a functional element of different pattern generating systems},
  author={U. Nothof and Ulrich B{\"a}ssler},
  journal={Biological Cybernetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={62},
  pages={453-462}
}
Elongation of the femoral chordotonal organ (signalling a flexion movement of the femur-tibia joint) in stick insects being active releases the active reaction (AR) in the extensor and flexor motor neurones. The AR was released in hindlegs in a situation where free animals would preferentially walk backwards. In most cases the coordination between extensor… CONTINUE READING