Long-Term Effects of Firing on Excitability of Hippocampal CA1 Neurons

  • S. Pockett
  • O. C. J. Lippold


Backfiring a hippocampal CA 1 cell by stimulation of its axon can, under certain circumstances, cause it to become less excitable to synaptic input (Dunwiddie and Lynch, 1978). We have investigated the basis of this lowered excitability.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Pockett
    • 1
  • O. C. J. Lippold
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of Human PhysiologyRoyal Holloway and Bedford New CollegeEghamEngland

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