Ephaptic Coupling Promotes Synchronous Firing of Cerebellar Purkinje Cells

" We find that in awake-behaving mice, an unexpectedly large fraction of neighboring Purkinje cells (PCs) exhibit sub-millisecond synchrony. Correlated firing usually arises from chemical or electrical synapses, but, surprisingly, neither is required to generate PC synchrony. ... These findings show that ephaptic coupling contributes to the prevalent synchronization of nearby PCs."

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