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Purkinje neurons: What is the signal for complex spikes?

S Hong, E De Schutter

Computational Neuroscience Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, 7542 Onna, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0411, Japan. sungho.hong@gmail.com

Current biology : CB 18:R969-71 (2008)

Abstract - Cerebellar Purkinje neurons generate characteristic complex spikes; but are these bursts of activity generated by somatic or dendritic excitability? A recent study may have settled this debate by giving the soma the dominant role, but it does not fully resolve the question of what information is transmitted downstream of the Purkinje cells.

PMID: 18957257 [PubMed]