Cognitive control of movement via the cerebellar-recipient thalamus.


Journal Article (Review)

The cognitive control of behavior was long considered to be centralized in cerebral cortex. More recently, subcortical structures such as cerebellum and basal ganglia have been implicated in cognitive functions as well. The fact that subcortico-cortical circuits for the control of movement involve the thalamus prompts the notion that activity in movement-related thalamus may also reflect elements of cognitive behavior. Yet this hypothesis has rarely been investigated. Using the pathways linking cerebellum to cerebral cortex via the thalamus as a template, we review evidence that the motor thalamus, together with movement-related central thalamus have the requisite connectivity and activity to mediate cognitive aspects of movement control.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Prevosto, V; Sommer, MA

Published Date

  • October 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 /

Start / End Page

  • 56 -

PubMed ID

  • 24101896

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24101896

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1662-5137

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1662-5137

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3389/fnsys.2013.00056


  • eng