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An integrated neuro-mechanical model of C. elegans forward locomotion

Boyle, J.H., Bryden, J. and Cohen, N. (2007) An integrated neuro-mechanical model of C. elegans forward locomotion. In: Neural Information Processing. 14th International Conference, ICONIP 2007, Kitakyushu, Japan, November 13-16, 2007, Revised Selected Papers, Part I. ICONIP 2007, November 13-16, 2007, Kitakyushu, Japan. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (4984). Springer , Berlin / Heidelberg , pp. 37-47. ISBN 978-3-540-69154-9

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Abstract

One of the most tractable organisms for the study of nervous systems is the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, whose locomotion in particular has been the subject of a number of models. In this paper we present a first integrated neuro-mechanical model of forward locomotion. We find that a previous neural model is robust to the addition of a body with mechanical properties, and that the integrated model produces oscillations with a more realistic frequency and waveform than the neural model alone. We conclude that the body and environment are likely to be important components of the worm’s locomotion subsystem.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2008 Springer. This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in 'Lecture Notes in Computer Science'. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Computing (Leeds)
Depositing User: Miss Jamie Grant
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2009 19:19
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 09:44
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-69158-7_5
Status: Published
Publisher: Springer
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-540-69158-7_5
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7950

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