Frog Cerebellum: Absence of Long-Term Inhibition upon Purkinje Cells

Science  03 Feb 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3762, pp. 601-603
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3762.601


Electrophysiological studies of the cerebellar cortex of the frog demonstrate a lack of long-term inhibition upon the Purkinje cells. This lack of inhibition correlates well with the absence of stellate and basket cells in the molecular layer of this cerebellum and strongly supports the idea that these interneurones are the agents responsible for the prolonged inhibition seen in the Purkinje cells of other species.