Contribution of cerebellar loops to action timing


Journal Article (Review,Scholarly Commentary)

Recent studies of sensorimotor processing have benefited from decision-making paradigms that emphasize the selection of appropriate movements. Selecting when to make those responses, or action timing, is important as well. Although the cerebellum is commonly viewed as a controller of movement dynamics, its role in action timing is also firmly supported. Several lines of research have now extended this idea. Anatomical findings have revealed connections between the cerebellum and broader timing circuits, neurophysiological results have suggested mechanisms for timing within its microcircuitry, and theoretical work has indicated how temporal signals are processed through it and decoded by its targets. These developments are inspiring renewed studies of the role of the cerebellar loops in action timing.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Raghavan, RT; Prevosto, V; Sommer, MA

Published Date

  • March 9, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 /

Start / End Page

  • 28 - 34

Published By

PubMed ID

  • 27933311

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27933311

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2352-1546

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cobeha.2016.01.008