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Science 315 (5810): 339-340

Copyright © 2007 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

A Push-Me Pull-You Neural Design

William B. Kristan

How do spinal neurons control patterned motor output? A balance in simultaneous excitation and inhibition of neuronal circuits produces rhythmic activity that drives motor behavior.

The author is in the Neurobiology Section, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0357, USA. E-mail: wkristan{at}

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