Time and frequency characteristics of purkinje cell complex spikes in the awake monkey performing a nonperiodic task

Shahin Hakimian, Scott A. Norris, Bradley Greger, Jeffrey G. Keating, Charles H. Anderson, W. Thomas Thach

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Abstract

A number of studies have been interpreted to support the view that the inferior olive climbing fibers send periodic signals to the cerebellum to time and pace behavior. In a direct test of this hypothesis in macaques performing nonperiodic tasks, we analyzed continuous recordings of complex spikes from the lateral cerebellar hemisphere. We found no periodicity outside of a 100-ms relative refractory period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1032-1040
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of neurophysiology
Volume100
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Physiology

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