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06-30-1998, 06:53 PM
Dear BIOMCH-L-members

Who can inform me about the current insights in the control of the
spatio-temporal gait variables (stride/step frequency; step/stride length)
in animals (and humans) during voluntary velocity increase ?

How do different gaits (walk, trot, gallop) relate to the CPG-concept ?
Is, for instance, a gallop the expression of a CPG, different from that of
a walking or trotting gait ?

>From a review paper by Zatsiorsky, Werner and Kaimin (1994; Journal of
Sports Medicine and Physiscal Fitness) I learned about an hypothesis
which stated that just the level of the "push-off forces" was controled
(Bonnard and Pailhous, 1991). Is this hypothesis still in vogue ?

Do there exist recent reviews dealing with these topics, which are
accessible for non-neurologists ?

I look forward to your replies and I thank you all in advance !

[p.s. I tried to submit this message to the NeuroMus-news group first,
without success however. Does someone know whether this newsgroup still
exist ? I used the next address : NeuroMus@sjuvm.stjohns.edu]


Yours Sincerely,


Peter Aerts
Dept. Biology
University of Antwerp (UIA)
Universiteitsplein 1
B2610 Antwerp
Belgium
tel : 32(0)38202269
fax : 32(0)38202271
Email : paerts@uia.ua.ac.be

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