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The cerebellum: a neuronal learning machine?

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Raymond, JL; Lisberger, SG; Mauk, MD
Published in: Science
May 24, 1996

Comparison of two seemingly quite different behaviors yields a surprisingly consistent picture of the role of the cerebellum in motor learning. Behavioral and physiological data about classical conditioning of the eyelid response and motor learning in the vestibulo-ocular reflex suggests that (i) plasticity is distributed between the cerebellar cortex and the deep cerebellar nuclei; (ii) the cerebellar cortex plays a special role in learning the timing of movement; and (iii) the cerebellar cortex guides learning in the deep nuclei, which may allow learning to be transferred from the cortex to the deep nuclei. Because many of the similarities in the data from the two systems typify general features of cerebellar organization, the cerebellar mechanisms of learning in these two systems may represent principles that apply to many motor systems.

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Science

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ISSN

0036-8075

Publication Date

May 24, 1996

Volume

272

Issue

5265

Start / End Page

1126 / 1131

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Reflex, Vestibulo-Ocular
  • Psychomotor Performance
  • Neuronal Plasticity
  • Neural Pathways
  • Learning
  • Humans
  • General Science & Technology
  • Eyelids
  • Eye Movements
  • Conditioning, Classical
 

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Raymond, J. L., Lisberger, S. G., & Mauk, M. D. (1996). The cerebellum: a neuronal learning machine? Science, 272(5265), 1126–1131. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.272.5265.1126
Raymond, J. L., S. G. Lisberger, and M. D. Mauk. “The cerebellum: a neuronal learning machine?Science 272, no. 5265 (May 24, 1996): 1126–31. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.272.5265.1126.
Raymond JL, Lisberger SG, Mauk MD. The cerebellum: a neuronal learning machine? Science. 1996 May 24;272(5265):1126–31.
Raymond, J. L., et al. “The cerebellum: a neuronal learning machine?Science, vol. 272, no. 5265, May 1996, pp. 1126–31. Pubmed, doi:10.1126/science.272.5265.1126.
Raymond JL, Lisberger SG, Mauk MD. The cerebellum: a neuronal learning machine? Science. 1996 May 24;272(5265):1126–1131.
Journal cover image

Published In

Science

DOI

ISSN

0036-8075

Publication Date

May 24, 1996

Volume

272

Issue

5265

Start / End Page

1126 / 1131

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Reflex, Vestibulo-Ocular
  • Psychomotor Performance
  • Neuronal Plasticity
  • Neural Pathways
  • Learning
  • Humans
  • General Science & Technology
  • Eyelids
  • Eye Movements
  • Conditioning, Classical