Control of mental activities by internal models in the cerebellum

  title={Control of mental activities by internal models in the cerebellum},
  author={Masao Ito},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
The intricate neuronal circuitry of the cerebellum is thought to encode internal models that reproduce the dynamic properties of body parts. These models are essential for controlling the movement of these body parts: they allow the brain to precisely control the movement without the need for sensory feedback. It is thought that the cerebellum might also encode internal models that reproduce the essential properties of mental representations in the cerebral cortex. This hypothesis suggests a… CONTINUE READING
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