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News Physiol Sci. 1999 Aug;14:168-174.

Motor Patterns in Walking.

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  • 1Human Physiology Section, Scientific Institute Santa Lucia, 00179 Rome, and the Department of Neuroscience, University of Tor Vergata, 00173 Rome, Italy.

Abstract

Despite the fact that locomotion may differ widely in mammals, common principles of kinematic control are at work. These reflect common mechanical and neural constraints. The former are related to the need to maintain balance and to limit energy expenditure. The latter are related to the organization of the central pattern-generating networks.

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