Disrupted Timing of Discontinuous But Not Continuous Movements by Cerebellar Lesions

@article{Spencer2003DisruptedTO,
  title={Disrupted Timing of Discontinuous But Not Continuous Movements by Cerebellar Lesions},
  author={Rebecca M. C. Spencer and Howard N. Zelaznik and J{\"o}rn Diedrichsen and Richard B. Ivry},
  journal={Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={300},
  pages={1437 - 1439}
}
Patients with cerebellar damage are known to exhibit deficits in the temporal control of movements. We report that these deficits are restricted to discontinuous movements. Cerebellar patients exhibited no deficit in temporal variability when producing continuous, rhythmic movements. We hypothesize that the temporal properties of continuous movements are emergent and reflect the operation of other control parameters not associated with the cerebellum. In contrast, discontinuous movements… 
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