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Neurons, Networks, and Motor Behavior

Paul S.G. Stein (ed.)

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ISBN 10: 0262692279 / ISBN 13: 9780262692274
Published by The MIT Press, Massachusetts, 1999
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Title: Neurons, Networks, and Motor Behavior

Publisher: The MIT Press, Massachusetts

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine/No Jacket

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Recent advances in motor behavior research rely on detailed knowledge of the characteristics of the neurons and networks that generate motor behavior. At the cellular level, Neurons, Networks, and Motor Behavior describes the computational characteristics of individual neurons and how these characteristics are modified by neuromodulators. At the network and behavioral levels, the volume discusses how network structure is dynamically modulated to produce adaptive behavior. Comparisons of model systems throughout the animal kingdom provide insights into general principles of motor control. Contributors describe how networks generate such motor behaviors as walking, swimming, flying, scratching, reaching, breathing, feeding, and chewing. An emerging principle of organization is that nervous systems are remarkably efficient in constructing neural networks that control multiple tasks and dynamically adapt to change.The volume contains six sections: selection and initiation of motor patterns; generation and formation of motor patterns: cellular and systems properties; generation and formation of motor patterns: computational approaches; modulation and reconfiguration; short-term modulation of pattern generating circuits; and sensory modification of motor output to control whole body orientation.

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Sten Grillner is Director of the Nobel Institute for Neurophysiology at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.

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