Cerebellar motor learning versus cerebellar motor timing: the climbing fibre story


  • This review was presented at the symposium The cerebellum: from neurons to higher control and cognition, which took place at Pavia, Italy, 8–9 July 2010.

R. R. Llinás: Department of Physiology and Neuroscience, NYU Medical School, New York, NY 10016, USA. Email:


Abstract  Theories concerning the role of the climbing fibre system in motor learning, as opposed to those addressing the olivocerebellar system in the organization of motor timing, are briefly contrasted. The electrophysiological basis for the motor timing hypothesis in relation to the olivocerebellar system is treated in detail.