• Ventrolateral Origin of Each Cycle of Rhythmic Activity Generated by the Spinal Cord of the Chick Embryo

      Arai, Yoshiyasu; Mentis, George Z.; Wu, Jiang-young; O'Donovan, Michael J.; Mei, Lin; Department of Neurology; College of Graduate Studies (2007-05-2)
      Background: The mechanisms responsible for generating rhythmic motor activity in the developing spinal cord of the chick embryo are poorly understood. Here we investigate whether the activity of motoneurons occurs before other neuronal populations at the beginning of each cycle of rhythmic discharge.