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Neuronal Control of Locomotion : From Mollusc to Man - Grigori Orlovsky

Neuronal Control of Locomotion

From Mollusc to Man

Hardcover Published: 1st December 1999
ISBN: 9780198524052
Number Of Pages: 336

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What does the swimming leech have to do with the running human? The ability to move actively in space is essential to members of the animal kingdom, and the evolution of the nervous system relates to a large extent to the evolution of locomotion. The extreme importance of locomotion has stimulated many studies of the neural mechanisms underlying locomotion across a range of species. For the first time, a group of three leading neurobiologists have undertaken a comparative study of these mechanisms. Neuronal Control of Locomotion: From Mollusc to Man describes how the brains in very diverse and evolutionarily removed species control the animal's locomotion. In doing so, the authors reveal unifying principles of brain function, making it essential reading for students and researchers in neurobiology generally, and motor control in particular. "In my opinion, the authors have produced a masterful and highly readable exposition on the neural control of locomotion. It is timely and relevant to avant- garde neuroscience. It will have a major impact on the field, and is sure to be referenced well into the second half of the next century." Douglas Stuart, University of Arizona College of Medicine

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`The triumvirate of Orlovsky, Deliagina and Grillner is uniquely placed to produce a unified account of the neural basis of locomotion across the whole animal kingdom...this is an excellent book for those seeking wide background knowledge of neural mechanisms underlying movement. Those already in the field will also find it valuable.' Nature, 16th December 1999

Introduction Part 1: Locomotion in invertebrates 1: Swimming in the mollusc Clione limacina based on wing flapping 2: Other forms of locomotion in molluscs 3: Swimming in the leech 4: Walking in the crayfish and lobster 5: Swimming in the crayfish and lobster 6: Walking in the stick insect and locust 7: Flying in the locust Part 2 : Swimming locomotion in lower vertebrates 8: Swimming in the lamprey 9: Swimming in the toad and tadpole Part 3: Quadrupedal locomotion in mammals 10: General organisation of the locomotor control system in the cat 11: Limb controller 12: Initiation of locomotion 13: Role of the cerebellum in locomotor coordination 14: Role of the motor cortex in locomotor coordination Part 4: Human locomotion 15: Walking and running in humans General conclusions

ISBN: 9780198524052
ISBN-10: 0198524056
Series: Oxford Neuroscience
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st December 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.56  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.61