Breathe, Walk and Chew

Breathe, Walk and Chew

The Neural Challenge: Part I

1st Edition - December 3, 2010
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  • Editors: Jean-Pierre Gossard, Rejean Dubuc, Arlette Kolta
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444536235
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This volume focuses on the interplay of mind and motion-the bidirectional link between thought and action. In particular, it investigates the implications that this coupling has for decision making. How do we anticipate the consequences of choices and how is the brain able to represent these choice options and their potential consequences? How are different options evaluated and how is a preferred option selected and implemented? This volume addresses these questions not only through an extensive body of knowledge consisting of individual chapters by international experts, but also through integrative group reports that pave a runway into the future. The understanding of how people make decisions is of common interest to experts working in fields such as psychology, economics, movement science, cognitive neuroscience, neuroinformatics, robotics, and sport science. So far, however, it has mainly been advanced in isolation within distinct research disciplines; in contrast, this book results from a deliberate assembly of multidisciplinary teams. It offers intense, focused, and genuine interdisciplinary perspective. It conveys state-of-the-art and outlines future research directions on the hot topic of Mind and Motion (or embodied cognition). It includes contributions from psychologists, neuroscientists, movement scientists, economists, and others.


Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists

Table of Contents

  • Chap 1: INTRODUCTION: François Clarac

    Once upon a time...the early concepts of breathing, walking and chewing.




    Chap 2 Katja S. Grossmann, Aurore Giraudin, Olivier Britz, Jingming Zhang and Martyn


    Genetic Dissection of Rhythmic Motor Networks in Mice.

    Chap 3 Jean Champagnat, M. Thoby-Brisson and G. Fortin

    Genetic Factors Determining the Functional Organization of Neural Circuits Controlling Rhythmic Movements: the Murine Embryonic Parafacial Rhythm Generator.

    Chap 4 Louis Saint-Amant

    Development of motor rhythms in zebrafish embryos.

    Chap 5 Charles G. Widmer and J. Morris-Wiman

    Limb, respiratory and masticatory muscle compartmentalization: Developmental and hormonal considerations.

    Chap 6 Rob Brownstone and Tuan V. Bui

    Spinal interneurons providing input to the final common path during locomotion.




    Chap 7 Abdel El Manira, A. Kyriakatos and E. Nanou

    Beyond connectivity of locomotor circuitry – ionic and modulatory mechanisms..

    Chap 8 Christopher A. Del Negro, John A. Hayes, Ryland W. Pace, Benjamin R. Brush, Ryoichi

    Teruyama, and Jack L. Feldman

    Synaptically Activated Burst-Generating Conductances Underlie a Group-Pacemaker Mechanism for Respiratory Rhythm Generation in Mammals.

    Chap 9 Arlette Kolta, Philippe Morquette, Raphaël Lavoie, Isabel Arsenault and Dorly Verdier

    Modulation of rhythmogenic properties of trigeminal neurons contributing to the masticatory CPG.

    Chap 10 Jean-Marie Cabelguen, Auke Ijspeert, Stéphanie Lamarque and Dimitri Ryczko

    Axial dynamics during locomotion in vertebrates: lesson from the salamander,

    Chap 11 Youngnam Kang, Mitsuru Saito, Hiroki Toyoda and Hajime Sato

    Recruitment of masseter motoneurons by the presumed spindle Ia inputs.

    Chap 12 François Gariépy, Kianoush Missaghi and Réjean Dubuc

    The interactions between locomotion and respiration

    Chap 13 Dimitri Ryczko, Réjean Dubuc and Jean-Marie Cabelguen

    Rhythmogenesis in axial locomotor networks:an interspecies comparison.

    Chap 14 Ron Harris-Warrick

    General Principles of Rhythmogenesis in Central Pattern Networks.








    Chap 15 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 16 Jean-Pierre Gossard, Jennifer Sirois, Patrick Noué, Marie-Pascale Côté, Ariane

    Ménard, Hugues Leblond and Alain Frigon

    The spinal generation of phases and cycle duration..

    Chap 17 Alfredo Garcia*, Sebastien Zanella*, Henner Koch*, Atsushi Doi and Jan-Marino Ramirez

    Networks within networks: The neuronal control of breathing.

    Chap 18 Didier Le Ray, Laurent Juvin, Dimitri Ryczko and Réjean Dubuc

    Supraspinal control of locomotion: The mesencephalic locomotor region.

    Chap 19 Barry J. Sessle

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

    Chap 20 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 21 Alain Frigon

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

    Chap 22 Laurent Bouyer

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

    Chap 23 Limor Avivi-Arber, Jye-Chang Lee and Barry J. Sessle

    Face sensorimotor cortex neuroplasticity associated with intraoral alterations.

    Chap 24 Sergiy Yakovenko

    A hierarchical perspective on rhythm generation for locomotor control.

    Chap 25 C. Yates, K. Garrison, N.B. Reese, A. Charlesworth and E. Garcia-Rill

    Novel mechanisms for hyper-reflexia and spasticity.

    Chap 26 Larry M. Jordan and Urszula Sławińska

    Modulation of rhythmic movement: control of coordination.






    Chap 27 Sten Grillner

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

    Chap 28 Jack L. Feldman

    Looking forward to breathing.

    Chap 29 James P. Lund

    Chew before you swallow

    Chap 30 Serge Rossignol, Alain Frigon, Grégory Barrière, Olivier Alluin and Marina Martinez

    Spinal plasticity in the recovery of locomotion.


Product details

  • No. of pages: 248
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2010
  • Published: December 3, 2010
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444536235
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444536136

About the Serial Volume Editors

Jean-Pierre Gossard

Rejean Dubuc

Arlette Kolta