Which behavior does the lamprey central motor program mediate?

Author(s): Ayers, J.L. | Carpenter, G.A. | Currie, S. | Kinch, J. |

Year: 1983

Citation: Science, 221, 1312-1314.

Abstract: The lamprey occupies a strategic evolutionary position in terms of the organization of its nervous system (1), and serves as an important cellular model for recovery from spinal cord lesions (2) and for the analysis of motor pattern generation (3). The lamprey spinal cord has many of the technical advantages of simple invertebrate systems and contains identifiable classes of neurons (4). In addition, the lamprey spinal cord can generate a pharmacologically induced motor pattern, fictive locomotion

Topics: Biological Learning,

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