The inferior olive is essential for long-term maintenance of a simple motor skill.

TitleThe inferior olive is essential for long-term maintenance of a simple motor skill.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsChen, XY, Wang, Y, Chen, Y, Chen, L, Wolpaw, JR
JournalJournal of neurophysiology
Volume116
Pagination1946–1955
Date PublishedOct
ISSN1522-1598
Abstract

The inferior olive (IO) is essential for operant down-conditioning of the rat soleus H-reflex, a simple motor skill. To evaluate the role of the IO in long-term maintenance of this skill, the H-reflex was down-conditioned over 50 days, the IO was chemically ablated, and down-conditioning continued for up to 102 more days. H-reflex size just before IO ablation averaged 62(±2 SE)% of its initial value (P

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27535367
DOI10.1152/jn.00085.2016

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