Wing Flapping and Other Moving Topics: A Developmental Perspective

  • Martin Balaban


G. E. Coghill (1929) attempted to describe the sequence of steps involved in the differentiation of the central nervous system of ambystoma following his careful observations upon the development of their walking and swimming behaviors. The central premise of his work was that the development and elaboration of behavior patterns was the manifestation of an orderly sequence of steps of differentiation in the embryonic nervous system (Hamburger, 1963).


Spinal Cord Chick Embryo Spinal Nerve Optic Tectum Step Movement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Balaban
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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