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, 14, 168-174

Motor Patterns in Walking

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Motor Patterns in Walking

F. Lacquaniti et al. News Physiol Sci.

Abstract

Despite the fact that locomotion may differ widely in mammals, common principles of kinematic control are at work. These reflect common mechanical and neural constraints. The former are related to the need to maintain balance and to limit energy expenditure. The latter are related to the organization of the central pattern-generating networks.

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