Central Pattern Generators
Central pattern generators (CPGs) are neural networks that produce rhythmic patterned outputs. CPGs can function without sensory feedback, although feedback signals often alter the activity of these networks. CPGs control a number of motor functions in invertebrates, as well as specialized functions in vertebrates including locomotion, swallowing, and respiration. This Call is for papers that describe the composition, modulation, and function of CPGs in both invertebrates and vertebrates.