Table 2.

Comparisons of intrinsic excitability in neurons projecting to the cerebellum, oculomotor nucleus, and reticular formation

Precerebellar median (1st and 3rd quartiles), nOMN-projecting median (1st and 3rd quartiles), nReticular-projecting median (1st and 3rd quartiles), np value
Max firing rate164 (123, 237), 170316 (248, 405), 37244 (154, 336), 33<0.0001
0.0016
Adaptation index0.81 (0.77, 0.86), 1500.88 (0.86, 0.9), 370.86 (0.82, 0.88), 30<0.0001
0.0022
Gain83 (56, 103), 150188 (149, 221), 37123 (101, 137), 30<0.0001
<0.0001
  • Values are the median and 1st and 3rd quartiles. Gain values are reported for evoked firing rates of >80 spikes per second. Statistical significance was determined with a nonparametric Wilcoxon sign rank test and is reported for precerebellar versus oculomotor nucleus (OMN) and reticular projecting neurons, respectively. Data for neurons projecting to the OMN and reticular formation were from Sekirnjak and du Lac (2006) and Kolkman et al (2011), respectively.