Mapping motor representations in the human cerebellum.

  title={Mapping motor representations in the human cerebellum.},
  author={Carmine Mottolese and Nathalie Richard and Sylvain Harquel and Alexandru Szathmari and A. Sirigu and Michel Desmurget},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={136 Pt 1},
The cerebellum is a major motor structure. However, in humans, its efferent topographical organization remains controversial and indirectly inferred from neuroimaging and animal studies. Even central questions such as 'Can we evoke limb movements by stimulating the cerebellar cortex?' have no clear answer. To address this issue, we electrically stimulated the posterior cerebellum of 20 human patients undergoing surgery for tumours located outside this structure (e.g. pineal gland, quadrigeminal… CONTINUE READING
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