Motor aging results from cerebellar neuron death.

Abstract

As we age, movements become slower and inconsistent and require more attention. These hallmarks of aging suggest a switch from predictive to reactive motor control. Here I examine evidence supporting the hypothesis that motor aging is primarily determined by the early death of neurons in the cerebellum, a critical structure for predictive motor control. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.tins.2015.01.003

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