Inferior Olive of the Cat: Intracellular Recording

Science  11 Aug 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3789, pp. 716-718
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3789.716


The action potential evoked from inferior olivary neurons of the cat by orthodromic, antidromic, or intracellular stimulation has a large prolonged depolarization, frequently with several superimposed smaller spikes. The all-or-nothing unitary response appears to be a property of the cell, and the later spikes are not secondary to synaptic excitation by recurrent axon collaterals.