Chapter 2. Some Properties of Pyramidal Neurones of the Motor Cortex

  1. G. E. W. Wolstenholme O.B.E., MA., M.B., M.R.C.P. and
  2. Maeve O'Connor B.A.
  1. C. G. Phillps

Published Online: 30 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470719220.ch2

Ciba Foundation Symposium - The Nature of Sleep

Ciba Foundation Symposium - The Nature of Sleep

How to Cite

Phillps, C. G. (1961) Some Properties of Pyramidal Neurones of the Motor Cortex, in Ciba Foundation Symposium - The Nature of Sleep (eds G. E. W. Wolstenholme and M. O'Connor), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470719220.ch2

Author Information

  1. University Laboratory of physiology, Oxford

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1961

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470722664

Online ISBN: 9780470719220

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Keywords:

  • cerebral cortex;
  • physiology;
  • pyramidal tract;
  • neuroglia;
  • pyramidal cells

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Antidromic Pyramidal Impulses

  • “Natural” or “spontaneous” background activity

  • Excitatory synaptic actions on pyramidal neurones

  • Inhibitory synaptic actions (IPSP) on pyramidal cells

  • Recurrent axon collaterals of pyramidal neurones

  • Summary

  • References

  • Discussion