Neural Control of Rhythmic Movements in Vertebrates

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Avis H. Cohen, Serge Rossignol, Sten Grillner
Wiley, Feb 26, 1988 - Medical - 500 pages
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The Generation of Mastication by the Mammalian
Generation of Respiratory Patterns in Mammals
Comparative Analysis of Invertebrate Central Pattern

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About the editors Avis H. Cohen, PhD, is a Senior Research Associate in the Section of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University. Her research includes studies of the lamprey central pattern generator for locomotion, spinal regeneration, and models of coupled non-linear oscillators. Serge Rossignol, MD, PhD, is Professor of Physiology and a member of the MRC group in Neurological Sciences at the Université de Montréal. He studies sensory-motor integration during locomotion in higher vertebrates. Sten Grillner, MD, PhD, is Professor of Physiology and head of the Nobel Institute for Neurophysiology at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. His work on cats and lamprey is devoted to the study of the cellular basis of vertebrate locomotion.

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