#6: On central pattern generators in the spinal cord – with Henrik Lindén

Not all interesting network activity occurs in cortex. Networks in the spinal cord, the long thin tubular structure extending downwards from the neck, is responsible for setting up rhythmic motor activity needed for moving around.

How do these so-called central pattern generators work?

Today’s guest has, together with colleagues in Copenhagen, developed a neuron-based network theory for how these rhythmic oscillations may arise even without pace-maker neurons driving the collective. 

Links to papers/books mentioned in the podcast:

Link to home page of lab of Rune Berg (where Henrik’s work was done):

The podcast was recorded on November 22, 2023 and lasts 1 hour and 26 minutes.

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