Rombéntsefalicheskaia "lokomotornaia oblast'" cherepakhi.

Translated title of the contribution: Rhombencephalic "locomotor area" of turtles

O. V. Kazennikov*, V. A. Selionov, M. L. Shik, G. V. Iakovleva

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Electric stimulation (20-30/s, 10-20 muA) of the rhombencephalon in the decerebrated turtle may evoke cyclic coordinated movements of the limbs. The "locomotor region" is a strip oriented in the rostrocaudal direction which corresponds to the lateral reticular formation. Ipsi- and contralateral synpatic responses of single neurons were recorded extracellularly both in the medial and lateral reticular formations; the responses were evoked by stimulation of the "locomotor region" (2/s, 10-30 muA). The usual latencies of these responses were 3-12 ms (with the mode of 5-6 ms). Excitation of the "locomotor region" is followed by extensive propagation of activity in the rhombencephalon. The possible mechanisms of this propagation are considered.

Translated title of the contributionRhombencephalic "locomotor area" of turtles
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)382-390
Number of pages9
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1980


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