Inhibition in the Center and the Periphery

  • Donald Kennedy


It is a special pleasure to be able to discuss a subject to which Kees Wiersma has made such a remarkable series of pioneering contributions. The phenomenon of peripheral inhibition is now what Kees will not become for another decade, an obstinate octagenarian. It continues to pose questions we cannot answer: What are the functional roles of the pre- and postsynaptic varieties of inhibition? What is the mechanism of the farmer? Why is it used in some places and not in others? Why couldn’t arthropods have done without it altogether?


Presynaptic Inhibition Primary Afferent Depolarization Postsynaptic Inhibition Giant Fiber Common Inhibitor 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald Kennedy
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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