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Central Control of Insect Locomotion

May 7, 2010

Insect locomotion, for example walking, depends on stereotypical movements that are generated locally by neural circuits – but, as John Bender and Roy Ritzmann explain, the frequency of such movements can be altered by commands from the central complex, a multisensory region within the insect brain. Credit: Cell Press/Current Biology/Bender et al



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