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Cerebellar Learning in Limb Movements?

  • W. T. Thach
  • M. H. Schieber
  • P. F. C. Gilbert
  • R. J. Elble
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 26)


Evidence is given for the dissociation of activity of alpha and gamma motor neuron activity during slow precise pursuit tracking, in which the cerebellum may play a role. Questions are raised as to whether this is a learned phenomenon, how the cerebellum might participate in the learning, and what is needed to find out.


Purkinje Cell Motor Cortex Extensor Carpus Radialis Alpha Motor Neuron Motor Cortex Neuron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. T. Thach
    • 1
  • M. H. Schieber
    • 1
  • P. F. C. Gilbert
    • 1
  • R. J. Elble
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Neurobiology and Neurology WashingtonUniversity School of MedicineSaint LouisUSA

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