Motor pattern generation

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2000 Dec;10(6):691-8. doi: 10.1016/s0959-4388(00)00157-4.


Recent work on the circuits that generate rhythmic movements illustrates the role of cotransmitter complement in motor pattern selection and demonstrates that many principles first established in invertebrates also hold in vertebrates. Major new areas of investigation include the development of central pattern generating networks, and the use of mouse mutants.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Central Nervous System / cytology
  • Central Nervous System / physiology*
  • Motor Neurons / physiology*
  • Movement / physiology*