Continuity of the bulbar locomotor strip is not essential for walking

N. N. Budakova, M. L. Shik

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Bilateral destruction of the medulla, interrupting both "locomotor strips," was carried out on mesencephalic cats. After the operation walking could still be induced by stimulation of the more rostral (and also caudal) portion of the strip, although in some experiments the threshold of walking was raised. The connection of the "locomotor strip" with other structures of the brain stem and spinal cord is discussed on the basis of these findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1980


  • locomotion
  • locomotor strip
  • medulla


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