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maggie_simon's picture

hard-wired tendencies of the central pattern generator

Perhaps there are other mechanisms in play that can inhibit, control, or modify hard-wired tendencies?

It was mentioned in class that walking may be a result of the central pattern generator.  In my experience walking styles can change as a result of social or other environmental influence.  I wonder to what extent those tendencies controlled by the central pattern generator can be changed.  Are they permanently changed, or just overshadowed or modified by something else?

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