Preferred axis of rotation of floccular Purkinje cells in the decerebrate cat

K. D. Powell*, K. J. Quinn, B. W. Peterson, J. F. Baker

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Abstract

Responses of 35 Purkinje cells in decerebrate cats were recorded during 0.5 Hz rotations in 4-11 vertical planes and the horizontal plane to determine their semicircular canal input. Most neurons received convergent input from two canals (21 neurons) or 3 canals (5 neurons). Few Purkinje cells were maximally sensitive to rotations about an axis appropriate to their inferior olivary input as determined by Gerrits and Voogd [15,24,27,49].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-286
Number of pages6
JournalBrain research
Volume710
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 26 1996

Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Decerebrate cat
  • Flocculus
  • Purkinje cell
  • Vestibular rotation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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