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Cerebellar Control of Posture and Movement

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Motor Control

  1. Vernon B. Brooks1,
  2. W. Thomas Thach2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010218

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Brooks, V. B. and Thach, W. T. 2011. Cerebellar Control of Posture and Movement. Comprehensive Physiology. 877–946.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Physiology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

  2. 2

    Department of Neurobiology, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Introduction
    • 1.1
      Concepts of Cerebellar Function
    • 1.2
      Localization in the Cerebellum: Functional Anatomy
  • 2
    What Aspects of Movements are Controlled?
    • 2.1
      Overview
    • 2.2
      Classification of Movements
    • 2.3
      A Frame of Reference
    • 2.4
      Cerebellar Control
    • 2.5
      Muscle Tone and Force
  • 3
    Microanatomy
    • 3.1
      Fundamental Cerebellar Circuit
    • 3.2
      Summary: Microanatomy
  • 4
    Cellular Roles in Cerebellar Function
    • 4.1
      Discharge Properties
    • 4.2
      Relation of Discharge to Behavioral Events
  • 5
    General Summary
    • 5.1
      What Aspects of Movements Are Controlled by the Cerebellum?
    • 5.2
      What Are the Roles of the Individual Cells Within the Cerebellar Circuit?