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Neuronal circuits controlling flight in the locust: how sensory information is processed for motor control

Authors
Journal
Trends in Neurosciences
0166-2236
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
9
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0166-2236(86)90079-2

Abstract

Abstract Animals abstract relevant information from a profusion of diverse stimuli and then organize appropriate behavioral responses. How is this done? A partial answer comes from studies on the flight steering system of the locust where multiple sensory systems have been shown to interact and shape the response properties of deviation-specific detector neurons. These sensory detector neurons project to a population of segmental premotor interneurons, which, gated by the flight central oscillator, then phase-couple and distribute integrated sensorimotor information to specific flight motoneurons, thus producing the motor program modifications which underly corrective steering responses.

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