Cerebellar damage impairs internal predictions for sensory and motor function

Amanda S. Therrien, Amy J. Bastian

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The cerebellum is connected to cerebral areas that subserve a range of sensory and motor functions. In this review, we summarize new literature demonstrating deficits in visual perception, proprioception, motor control, and motor learning performance following cerebellar damage. In particular, we highlight novel results that together suggest a general role of the cerebellum in estimating and predicting movement dynamics of the body and environmental stimuli. These findings agree with the hypothesized role of the cerebellum in the generation and calibration of predictive models for a variety of functions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-133
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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