A Model of Leg Coordination in the Stick Insect, Carausim Morosus – IV. Comparisons of Different Forms of Coordinating Mechanisms
The kinematic model presented in a separate report is used here to investigate several questions concerning the nature of the coordinating mechanisms. First, one or more mechanisms are inactivated in order to compare the relative efficiencies of the different coordinating mechanisms in maintaining proper coordination. Second, the most efficient mechanism, the position-dependent influence, is varied in order to illustrate the consequences for coordination. Third, the strength of the contralateral coupling is varied in order to make predictions about how contralateral legs establish alternation when started from symmetric positions. The consequences of adding reciprocal contralateral inhibition during swing is tested in the same context. © 1992 Springer-Verlag.
Dean, Jeffrey, "A Model of Leg Coordination in the Stick Insect, Carausim Morosus – IV. Comparisons of Different Forms of Coordinating Mechanisms" (1992). Biological, Geological, and Environmental Faculty Publications. 107.