A neural infrastructure for rhythmic motor patterns

Cell Mol Neurobiol. 2005 Mar;25(2):223-44. doi: 10.1007/s10571-005-3154-8.


It is possible to work out the neural circuity of many invertebrate central pattern generators (CPGs) thereby providing a basis for linking cellular processes to actual behaviors. This review summarizes the infrastructure of the two CPGs in the lobster stomatogastric ganglion in terms of circuitry, ionic conductances and chemical modulation by amines and peptides. Analysis of the circuit using modeling techniques including the use of electronic neurons closes the chapter.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Ganglia, Invertebrate / cytology
  • Ganglia, Invertebrate / physiology*
  • Motor Neurons / physiology*
  • Nephropidae / physiology*
  • Neural Pathways / cytology
  • Neural Pathways / physiology
  • Periodicity*