Biological Cybernetics

, Volume 56, Issue 5, pp 345–353

Mechanisms of frequency and pattern control in the neural rhythm generators

  • Kiyotoshi Matsuoka

DOI: 10.1007/BF00319514

Cite this article as:
Matsuoka, K. Biol. Cybernetics (1987) 56: 345. doi:10.1007/BF00319514


The locomotive motion in animals is produced in some central neural units, and basically no sensory signal from peripheral receptors is necessary to induce it. The rhythm generators do not only produce rhythms but also alter their frequencies and patterns. This paper presents some methematical models of the neural rhythm generators and discusses various aspects of the frequency and pattern control in them.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kiyotoshi Matsuoka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Control EngineeringKyushu Institute of TechnologyTobata, KitakyushuJapan

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