Synaptic mechanisms of sensorimotor learning in the cerebellum

  title={Synaptic mechanisms of sensorimotor learning in the cerebellum},
  author={Megan R Carey},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurobiology},
The cerebellum plays an essential role in motor learning. The ability to identify specific sensory and motor signals carried by neurons with known connectivity makes the cerebellum an attractive system for investigating how synaptic plasticity relates to learning. Early studies focused primarily on a single form of plasticity, long-term depression at parallel fiber-Purkinje cell synapses. Recent work has highlighted both the diversity of synaptic plasticity that exists within the cerebellum and… CONTINUE READING

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