A Role for the Cerebellum in Learning Movement Coordination

@article{Thach1998ARF,
  title={A Role for the Cerebellum in Learning Movement Coordination},
  author={William Thomas Thach},
  journal={Neurobiology of Learning and Memory},
  year={1998},
  volume={70},
  pages={177-188}
}
  • W. T. Thach
  • Published 1 July 1998
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
We have examined several different paradigms of adaptation and of "acquisition of skill"-skill defined as a movement specialized to meet a certain goal and gained through practice. In each paradigm, change occurs through trial-and-error performance. In some of the tasks, damage of cerebellar cortex impairs adaptation and not performance. The deficits in performance cannot explain the deficits in adaptation. In some of the tasks, the discharge of Purkinje cells and, by inference, the discharge… 
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