Evolution of the cerebellum as a neuronal machine for Bayesian state estimation.

@article{Paulin2005EvolutionOT,
  title={Evolution of the cerebellum as a neuronal machine for Bayesian state estimation.},
  author={Michael G. Paulin},
  journal={Journal of neural engineering},
  year={2005},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={S219-34}
}
The cerebellum evolved in association with the electric sense and vestibular sense of the earliest vertebrates. Accurate information provided by these sensory systems would have been essential for precise control of orienting behavior in predation. A simple model shows that individual spikes in electrosensory primary afferent neurons can be interpreted as measurements of prey location. Using this result, I construct a computational neural model in which the spatial distribution of spikes in a… CONTINUE READING

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