Pflügers Archiv

, Volume 321, Issue 3, pp 253–258 | Cite as

Purkinje cell activation by stimulation of the labyrinth

  • M. Ferin
  • R. A. Grigorian
  • P. Strata


Caloric and galvanic stimulation of the labyrinth can modulate the activity of the Purkinje cells of the cerebellum through both mossy fibre and climbing fibre systems. The former system is modulated in a higher frequency range than the latter. These results were obtained mainly in the vestibular area, but they were also present in other areas of the cerebellum.


Cerebellum Mossy Fibres Climbing Fibres Vestibular Apparatus 


Kleinhirn Moosfasern Kletterfasern Vestibularapparat 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ferin
    • 1
  • R. A. Grigorian
    • 1
  • P. Strata
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Fisiologia dell'Università di Pisa e Laboratorio di Neurofisiologia del CNRPisaItaly

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