Neuromechanical Modeling of Posture and Locomotion

  • Boris I. Prilutsky
  • Donald H. Edwards

Part of the Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience book series (NEUROSCI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Innovative Modeling Approaches in Neuromechanical Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sergey N. Markin, Alexander N. Klishko, Natalia A. Shevtsova, Michel A. Lemay, Boris I. Prilutsky, Ilya A. Rybak
      Pages 21-65
  3. Organization of Afferent Signals, Central Neural Circuits and the Musculoskeletal System: Insights from Neuromechanical Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. T. Richard Nichols, Nathan E. Bunderson, Mark A. Lyle
      Pages 69-102
    3. Natalia A. Shevtsova, Khaldoun Hamade, Samit Chakrabarty, Sergey N. Markin, Boris I. Prilutsky, Ilya A. Rybak
      Pages 121-162
    4. Scott L. Hooper, Christoph Guschlbauer, Marcus Blümel, Arndt von Twickel, Kevin H. Hobbs, Jeffrey B. Thuma et al.
      Pages 163-194
  4. Neuromechanical Modeling of Posture and Postural Control

  5. Neuromechanical Modeling of Locomotion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Boris I. Prilutsky, Alexander N. Klishko, Douglas J. Weber, Michel A. Lemay
      Pages 273-307
    3. Xinmin Liu, Frank Fish, R. Scott Russo, Silvia S. Blemker, Tetsuya Iwasaki
      Pages 309-332
    4. Brian Bondy, Alexander N. Klishko, Donald H. Edwards, Boris I. Prilutsky, Gennady Cymbalyuk
      Pages 333-359
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 361-368

About this book


For over a century, research has yielded enormous amounts of quantitative information about animal motor systems. Yet our understanding of neural control mechanisms of animal balance and locomotion remains cursory and fragmented. This book aims to change that.

This is the first book on neuromechanical modeling, a tool that integrates the massive body of knowledge in computational models and complex motor behaviors to reveal the mechanisms by which these behaviors emerge. The majority of research groups working in this area have contributed chapters to this book. The book covers a wide range of topics from theoretical studies linking the organization of spinal reflex pathways and central pattern generating circuits with morphology and mechanics of the musculoskeletal system, to detailed neuromechanical models of balance and locomotor control, to analyses of nonlinear transformations of neural signals by the musculoskeletal system. This book can be used as an introductory guide to this new and exciting area of computational neuroscience research.  


Locomotion Modeling sensorimotor integration Neuromechanical modeling Posture Sensory control of neural pattern generation

Editors and affiliations

  • Boris I. Prilutsky
    • 1
  • Donald H. Edwards
    • 2
  1. 1.Georgia Institute of Technology AtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Georgia State University AtlantaUSA

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