Population coding of movement dynamics by cerebellar Purkinje cells.

@article{Krauzlis2000PopulationCO,
  title={Population coding of movement dynamics by cerebellar Purkinje cells.},
  author={Richard J. Krauzlis},
  journal={Neuroreport},
  year={2000},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={1045-50}
}
In order to accomplish desired movements, the nervous system must specify the movement dynamics: it must provide a signal that compensates for the mechanical constraints encountered during movement. Here we tested whether the population activity of Purkinje cells in the cerebellum specifies the dynamics for pursuit eye movements. We first estimated the population activity by computing weighted averages of Purkinje cell firing on a millisecond time scale. We then generated predicted eye… CONTINUE READING