Stepping in humans with complete spinal cord transection

A phylogenetic evaluation

Joel Vilensky, Brian L. O'Connor

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Abstract

In this paper we review the literature on stepping in nonhuman and human primates with complete transection of the spinal cord and consider these data relative to the principle of "encephalization" of motor functions with ascension in phylogeny. We conclude that techniques useful for producing self-generated stepping behavior in nonprimates with complete spinal cord transection may not be successful in humans and other higher primates with complete transection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-292
Number of pages9
JournalMotor Control
Volume1
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1997

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Spinal Cord Injuries
Primates
Phylogeny

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Stepping in humans with complete spinal cord transection : A phylogenetic evaluation. / Vilensky, Joel; O'Connor, Brian L.

In: Motor Control, Vol. 1, No. 3, 07.1997, p. 284-292.

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