Modeling postural control in the lamprey

Kozlov, Alexander and Aurell, Erik and Orlovsky, Grigori (2001) Modeling postural control in the lamprey. Biological Cybernetics, 84 (5). pp. 323-330. ISSN 0340-1200 (Print) 1432-0770 (Online)

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A phenomenological model of the mechanism of stabilisation of the body orientation during locomotion (dorsal side up) in the lamprey is presented. The mathematical modelling is based on experimental results obtained during investigations of postural control in lampreys using a combined in vivo and robotics approach. The dynamics of the model agree qualitatively with the experimental data. It is shown by computer simulations that postural correction commands from reticulospinal neurons provide information sufficient to stabilise body orientation in the lamprey. The model is based on differences between the effects exerted by the vestibular apparatus on the left and the right side.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:DOI 10.1007/s004220000217.
ID Code:3055
Deposited On:15 Jul 2008
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