Definition of climbing fiber
- The olive sends so-called climbing fibers up to the cerebellum where they wrap around Purkinje cells like vines around a tree, exerting a powerful influence on them …
- —Ingrid Wickelgren, Science, 11 Sept. 1998
- Individual Purkinje neurons receive synaptic input from only a single climbing fiber, whereas each climbing fiber contacts 1-10 Purkinje neurons.
- —Eric R. Kandel et al., Principles of Neural Science, 4th Edition, 2000