Experimental Brain Research

, Volume 146, Issue 2, pp 155–160 | Cite as

Physiological evidence for a possible projection from dorsal subiculum to hippocampal area CA1

  • Sean Commins
  • John P. Aggleton
  • Shane M. O’MaraEmail author
Research Article


The substantial forward projection from hippocampal area CA1 to the subiculum has been comprehensively described, both anatomically and neurophysiologically. There are few data, however, regarding the existence of a backward projection from the subiculum to area CA1. We present here new electrophysiological evidence for the existence of this projection. We demonstrate a positive-going deflection in the evoked synaptic response in area CA1 following stimulation in dorsal subiculum. We also found a small, but significant, paired-pulse facilitatory effect at a 100-ms interstimulus interval. We were unable to induce long-term potentiation following high-frequency stimulation, but were able to induce short-term potentiation.


Subiculum CA1 Paired-pulse facilitation Long-term potentiation Short-term potentiation 


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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sean Commins
    • 2
  • John P. Aggleton
    • 3
  • Shane M. O’Mara
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Dublin, Trinity CollegeDublin 2Ireland
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyNUIMaynooth, Co. KildareIreland
  3. 3.School of PsychologyCardiff UniversityCardiffUK

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