What functions do reflexes serve during human locomotion?

  title={What functions do reflexes serve during human locomotion?},
  author={E. Paul Zehr and R. B. Stein},
  journal={Progress in neurobiology},
  volume={58 2},
Studies on the reflex modulation of vertebrate locomotion have been conducted in many different laboratories and with many different preparations: for example, lamprey swimming, bird flight, quadrupedal walking in cats and bipedal walking in humans. Emerging concepts are that reflexes are task-, phase- and context-dependent. To function usefully in a behaviour such as locomotion wherein initial conditions change from step to step, reflexes would have to show modulation. Papers are reviewed in… CONTINUE READING
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