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Cerebellar Afferent Systems

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Motor Control

  1. James R. Bloedel1,
  2. Jacques Courville2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010216

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Bloedel, J. R. and Courville, J. 2011. Cerebellar Afferent Systems. Comprehensive Physiology. 735–829.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departments of Neurosurgery and Physiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  2. 2

    Department of Physiology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Mossy Fiber Afferent Systems
    • 1.1
      Direct Spinocerebellar Systems
    • 1.2
      Vestibulocerebellar Projection
    • 1.3
      Trigeminocerebellar Projection
    • 1.4
      Pontocerebellar System
    • 1.5
      Reticulocerebellar Projections
    • 1.6
      Nucleocortical Projection
  • 2
    Climbing Fiber Afferent Systems
    • 2.1
      Structure and Ultrastructure of Inferior Olive
    • 2.2
      Afferent Projections to Inferior Olive
    • 2.3
      Olivocerebellar Projection
    • 2.4
      Physiology of Inferior Olive
    • 2.5
      Summary
  • 3
    Aminergic Afferent Projections to Cerebellum
    • 3.1
      Noradrenergic System
    • 3.2
      Serotonergic Afferent System
    • 3.3
      Summary
  • 4
    Responses of Cerebellar Neurons to Exteroceptive and Proprioceptive Stimuli
    • 4.1
      Responses of Neurons in Cerebellar Cortex
    • 4.2
      Responses of Neurons in Deep Cerebellar Nuclei
    • 4.3
      Summary
  • 5
    Responses of Cerebellar Neurons to Visual, Auditory, and Vestibular Stimuli
    • 5.1
      Responses to Visual Stimuli
    • 5.2
      Responses to Auditory Stimuli
    • 5.3
      Responses to Vestibular Stimuli
  • 6
    Question of Somatotopy
    • 6.1
      Somatotopic Distribution of Responses Evoked by Peripheral Afferent Fibers
    • 6.2
      Somatotopic Distribution of Responses Evoked by Descending Pathways
    • 6.3
      Basis for Spatial Distribution of Responses
    • 6.4
      Comments
  • 7
    Summary
    • 7.1
      Mossy Fiber and Climbing Fiber Systems: Similarities and Differences