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Data from: Complex spike synchrony dependent modulation of rat deep cerebellar nuclear activity

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Tang, Tianyu; Blenkinsop, Timothy A.; Lang, Eric J. (2019), Data from: Complex spike synchrony dependent modulation of rat deep cerebellar nuclear activity, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.61pt552

Abstract

The rules determining cerebellar output are not fully understood, but must involve Purkinje cell activity (PCs), as PCs are the major input to deep cerebellar nuclear (DCN) cells (which form the majority of cerebellar output). Here, the influence of PC complex spikes (CSs) was investigated by simultaneously recording DCN activity with CSs from PC arrays in anesthetized rats. Crosscorrelograms were used to identify PCs that were presynaptic to recorded DCN cells (presynaptic PCs). Such PCs were located within rostrocaudal cortical strips and displayed synchronous CS activity. CS-associated modulation of DCN activity included a short-latency post-CS inhibition and long-latency excitations before and after the CS. The amplitudes of the post-CS responses correlated with the level of synchronization among presynaptic PCs. A temporal precision of {less than or equal to} 10 ms was generally required for CSs to be maximally effective. The results suggest that CS synchrony is a key control parameter of cerebellar output.Editorial note: This article has been through an editorial process in which the authors decide how to respond to the issues raised during peer review. The Reviewing Editor's assessment is that all the issues have been addressed (see decision letter).

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