Accession Number : ADA230166


Title :   Center for the Study of Rhythmic Processes


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Oct 1988-31 Dec 1989


Corporate Author : NORTHEASTERN UNIV BOSTON MA


Personal Author(s) : Kopell, N


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a230166.pdf


Report Date : 01 Dec 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : The Center for the Study of Rhythmic Processes continued its work on Central Pattern Generators (CGPs), notably on the vertebrate spinal CPG for undulatory locomotion, and the invertebrate crustacean stomatogastric ganglion (STG). For the lamprey, a primitive vertebrate, experiments were designed and performed involving transduction of mechanical motion to neural activity; these experiments were combines with mathematical theory to help understand the relation of structure to function in that network. Other topics investigated included the effects of long coupling fibers, the relationship between muscle activation and movement, and the ability of the network to regenerate. Work on the STG included results on neuromodulators that change the output of the network and mathematical modelling of individual cells as well emergent properties of the network.


Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS , OUTPUT , FIBERS , MECHANICAL PROPERTIES , ACTIVATION , LOCOMOTION , CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS , NETWORKS , MOTION , PATTERNS , MUSCLES , GENERATORS , COUPLING(INTERACTION) , NEURAL NETS


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE