1. Structure and Physiology
Published Online: 23 AUG 2013
This edition first published 2014 © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The Cerebellum: Learning Movement, Language, and Social Skills
How to Cite
Broussard, D. M. (2013) Structure and Physiology, in The Cerebellum: Learning Movement, Language, and Social Skills, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118730133.ch1
- Published Online: 23 AUG 2013
- Published Print: 15 AUG 2013
Print ISBN: 9781118125632
Online ISBN: 9781118730133
- afferent connections;
- cerebellar cortex;
- deep cerebellar nuclei (DCN);
- efferent connections;
This chapter talks about the anatomy and physiology of the cerebellar cortex. Unlike the cerebral cortex, the cerebellum retains the very stereotyped cytoarchitecture in all of its subdivisions. There are two major ways to subdivide the cerebellum. First, division of the cerebellum up along crosswise lines, into lobes. Second, division of it lengthwise, into zones. Both of these schemes are meaningful in terms of cerebellar function. The P-cells of the cerebellar cortex have axons that leave the cortex and terminate in the vestibular nuclei and in special clusters of cells, the deep cerebellar nuclei (DCN), which are located at the base of the cerebellum. Finally, the chapter deals with the afferent and efferent connections of the cerebellum.