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Ache JM and Matheson T (2012) Passive resting state and history of antagonist muscle activity shape active extensions in an insect limb. Journal of Neurophysiology 107: 2756-2768. doi: 10.1152/jn.01072.2011.
Ache JM and Matheson T (2013) Passive joint forces are tuned to limb use in insects and drive movements without motor activity. Current Biology 23: 1418-1426. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.06.024. See commentary: Sutton GP (2013) Animal biomechanics: a new silent partner in the control of motion. Current Biology 23: R651 - R652. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2013.06.052.
Blackburn LM, Ott SR, Matheson T, Burrows M and Rogers SM (2010) Motor neurone responses during a postural reflex in solitarious and gregarious desert locusts. Journal of Insect Physiology 56: 902-910. DOI:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2010.04.011
Ott SR, Rogers SM. (2010) Gregarious desert locusts have substantially larger brains with altered proportions compared with the solitarious phase. Proc. Biol. Sci. 277(1697):3087–96. PubMed PMID: 20507896; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2982065.
Page KL, Zakotnik J, Dürr V and Matheson T (2008) The motor control of aimed limb movements in an insect. Journal of Neurophysiology 99: 484 - 499. DOI:10.1152/jn.00922.2007
Zakotnik J, Matheson T and Dürr V (2006) Co-contraction and passive forces facilitate load compensation of aimed limb movements. Journal of Neuroscience 26(19): 4995-5007. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0161-06.2006
FTE Category A staff submitted: 34.40
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