Temporal firing patterns of Purkinje cells in the cerebellar ventral paraflocculus during ocular following responses in monkeys II. Complex spikes.

@article{Kobayashi1998TemporalFP,
  title={Temporal firing patterns of Purkinje cells in the cerebellar ventral paraflocculus during ocular following responses in monkeys II. Complex spikes.},
  author={Yasushi Kobayashi and Kenji Kawano and Aya Takemura and Yuka Inoue and Toshihiro Kitama and Hiroaki Gomi and Mitsuo Kawato},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={80 2},
  pages={832-48}
}
Many theories of cerebellar motor learning propose that complex spikes (CS) provide essential error signals for learning and modulate parallel fiber inputs that generate simple spikes (SS). These theories, however, do not satisfactorily specify what modality is represented by CS or how information is conveyed by the ultra-low CS firing rate (1 Hz). To further examine the function of CS and the relationship between CS and SS in the cerebellum, CS and SS were recorded in the ventral paraflocculus… CONTINUE READING