Corollary discharge in precerebellar nuclei of sleeping infant rats

@article{Mukherjee2018CorollaryDI,
  title={Corollary discharge in precerebellar nuclei of sleeping infant rats},
  author={Didhiti Mukherjee and Greta Sokoloff and Mark S. Blumberg},
  journal={eLife},
  year={2018},
  volume={7}
}
In week-old rats, somatosensory input arises predominantly from external stimuli or from sensory feedback (reafference) associated with myoclonic twitches during active sleep. A previous study suggested that the brainstem motor structures that produce twitches also send motor copies (or corollary discharge, CD) to the cerebellum. We tested this possibility by recording from two precerebellar nuclei—the inferior olive (IO) and lateral reticular nucleus (LRN). In most IO and LRN neurons, twitch… Expand
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