Breathe, Walk and Chew; The Neural Challenge: Part II

  • Jean-Pierre Gossard

This volume investigates the implications of how our brain directs our movements on decision-making. An extensive body of knowledge in chapters from international experts is presented as well as integrative group reports discussing new directions for future research.

The understanding of how people make decisions is of central interest to experts working in fields such as psychology, economics, movement science, cognitive neuroscience, neuroinformatics, robotics, and sport science. For the first time the current volume provides a multidisciplinary overview of how action and cognition are integrated in the planning of and decisions about action.

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Neuroscientists, psychologists, movement scientists, sports scientists, and economists


Book information

  • Published: March 2011
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53825-3

Table of Contents



Chap 1 Jean-Charles Viemari, Rémi Bos, Pascale Boulenguez, Cécile Brocard, Frédéric Brocard,

Hélène Bras, Patrice Coulon, Sylvie Liabeuf, Edouard Pearlstein, Karina Sadlaoud, Aurélie

Stil, Sabrina Tazerart and Laurent Vinay

Importance of chloride homeostasis in the operation of rhythmic motor networks.

Chap 2 Jean-Pierre Gossard, Jennifer Sirois, Patrick Noué, Marie-Pascale Côté, Ariane

MĂ©nard, Hugues Leblond and Alain Frigon

The spinal generation of phases and cycle duration..

Chap 3 Alfredo Garcia*, Sebastien Zanella*, Henner Koch*, Atsushi Doi and Jan-Marino Ramirez

Networks within networks: The neuronal control of breathing.

Chap 4 Didier Le Ray, Laurent Juvin, Dimitri Ryczko and RĂ©jean Dubuc

Supraspinal control of locomotion: The mesencephalic locomotor region.

Chap 5 Barry J. Sessle

Face sensorimotor cortex: its role and neuroplasticity in the control of orofacial movements.

Chap 6 Daniel S. Marigold, Jacques-Etienne Andujar, Kim Lajoie and Trevor Drew

Motor Planning of Locomotor Adaptations on the Basis of Vision: the Role of the Posterior

Parietal Cortex.

Chap 7 Alain Frigon

Inter-individual variability and its implications for locomotor adaptation following peripheral nerve and/or spinal cord injury.

Chap 8 Laurent Bouyer

Challenging the adaptive capacity of rhythmic movement control: from denervation to force adaptation.

Chap 9 Limor Avivi-Arber, Jye-Chang Lee and Barry J. Sessle

Face sensorimotor cortex neuroplasticity associated with intraoral alterations.

Chap 10 Sergiy Yakovenko

A hierarchical perspective on rhythm generation for locomotor control.

Chap 11 C. Yates, K. Garrison, N.B. Reese, A. Charlesworth and E. Garcia-Rill

Novel mechanisms for hyper-reflexia and spasticity.

Chap 12 Larry M. Jordan and Urszula Sławińska

Modulation of rhythmic movement: control of coordination.



Chap 13 Sten Grillner

On walking, chewing and breathing - a tribute to Serge, Jim and Jack.

Chap 14 Jack L. Feldman

Looking forward to breathing.

Chap 15 James P. Lund

Chew before you swallow

Chap 16 Serge Rossignol, Alain Frigon, Grégory Barrière, Olivier Alluin and Marina Martinez

Spinal plasticity in the recovery of locomotion.