Invertebrate central pattern generation moves along

Eve Marder, Dirk Bucher, David J. Schulz, Adam L. Taylor

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Central pattern generators (CPGs) are circuits that generate organized and repetitive motor patterns, such as those underlying feeding, locomotion and respiration. We summarize recent work on invertebrate CPGs which has provided new insights into how rhythmic motor patterns are produced and how they are controlled by higher-order command and modulatory interneurons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R685-R699
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 6 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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