Table of Contents

List of contributors. Preface. Acknowledgements. I. Perspectives. 1. Innate versus learned movements - a false dichotomy? (S. Grillner, P. Wallén). 2. Why and how are posture and movement coordinated? (J. Massion, A. Alexandrov, A. Frolov). 3. Motor coordination can be fully understood only be studying complex movements (P.J. Cordo, V.S. Gurfinkel). 4. The emotional brain: neural correlates of cat sexual behavior and human male ejaculation (G. Holstege, J.R. Georgiadis). II. Spinal cord and brainstem: development and comparative issues. 5. Developmental changes in rhythmic spinal neuronal activity in the rat fetus (N. Kudo, H. Nishimaru, K. Nakayama). 6. The maturation of locomotor networks (F. Clarac, F. Brocard, L. Vinay). 7. Reflections on respiratory rhythm generation (K. Ezure). III. Spinal cord and brainstem: motoneurons, pattern generation and sensory feedback. 8. Key mechanisms for setting the input-output gain across the motoneuron pool (H. Hultborn, R.B. Brownstone et al.). 9. Rhythm generation for food-ingestive movements (Y. Nakamura, N. Katakura et al.). 10. Do respiratory neurons control female receptive behavior: a suggested role for a medullary central pattern generator? (P.A. Kirkwood, T.W. Ford). 11. The central pattern generator for forelimb locomotion in the cat (T. Yamaguchi). 12. Generating the walking gait: role of sensory feedback (K.G. Pearson). IV. Spinal cord and brainstem: adaptive mechanisms. 13. Cellular transplants: steps toward restoration of function in spinal injured animals (M. Murray). 14. Neurotrophic effects on dorsal root regeneration into the spinal cord (A. Tessler). 15. Effects of an embryonic repair graft on recovery from spinal cord injury (S. Kawaguchi, T. Iseda, T. Nishio). 16. Determinants of locomotor recovery after spinal injury in the cat (S. Rossignol, L. Bouyer et al.). V. Biomechanica


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@qu:"This volume continues the excellent tradition of the series Progress in Brain Research in providing a very much needed, high-quality update on the neurophysiological mechanisms involved in the coordination of posture and movement. This is a comprehensive collection of chapters which covers a vast range of neural structures, behaviors, species- probably most important- ideas." - Motor Control (2005) @source: