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The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience

Nigral Glutamatergic Neurons Control the Speed of Locomotion.


PMID 28924005

Abstract

The mesencephalic locomotor region (MLR) plays a crucial role in locomotor control. In vertebrates, stimulation of the MLR at increasing intensities elicits locomotion of growing speed. This effect has been presumed to result from higher brain inputs activating the MLR like a dimmer switch. Here, we show in lampreys (