Temporal Firing Patterns of Purkinje Cells in the Cerebellar Ventral Paraflocculus During Ocular Following Responses in Monkeys II. Complex Spikes

Yasushi Kobayashi, Kenji Kawano, Aya Takemura, Yuka Inoue, Toshihiro Kitama, Hiroaki Gomi, Mitsuo Kawato
1998 Journal of Neurophysiology  
Kobayashi, Yasushi, Kenji Kawano, Aya Takemura, Yuka Ininputs that generate simple spikes (SS) at rates up to several oue, Toshihiro Kitama, Hiroaki Gomi, and Mitsuo Kawato. hundred discharges per second and a single climbing fiber Temporal firing patterns of Purkinje cells in cerebellar ventral parainput that generates complex spikes (CS) at rates that do flocculus during ocular following responses in monkeys. II. Comnot exceed more than a few discharges per second (Thach plex spikes. J.
more » ... hysiol. 80: 832-848, 1998. Many theories 1968). The type of information transmitted by the ultra-low of cerebellar motor learning propose that complex spikes (CS) CS firing rate and the effect of a signal with such low tempoprovide essential error signals for learning and modulate parallel ral resolution on the cerebellum are still not completely refiber inputs that generate simple spikes (SS). These theories, howsolved. ever, do not satisfactorily specify what modality is represented by 0022-3077/98 $5.00
doi:10.1152/jn.1998.80.2.832 pmid:9705472 fatcat:t3cbpsz5ifcljmk2dsjzchfjce