Modulating the Calcium Dependent Potassium Conductance in a Model of the Lamprey CPG
The lamprey is a primitive water-living vertebrate that moves by means of undulatory swimming. It is of particular interest as an experimental model for the neural generation of locomotion [Grillner et al., 1995]. A major advantage of this system is that the motor pattern underlying swimming can be elicited in an isolated piece of spinal cord. Being one of the best characterized vertebrate neuronal systems, the lamprey spinal CPG has been the subject of a number of modelling and simulation studies.
KeywordsCentral Pattern Generator Rhythm Generation Reciprocal Inhibition Burst Generation Intersegmental Coordination
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