The detection and generation of sequences as a key to cerebellar function: Experiments and theory

  title={The detection and generation of sequences as a key to cerebellar function: Experiments and theory},
  author={Valentino Braitenberg and Detlef H. Heck and Fahad Sultan},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  pages={229 - 245}
Starting from macroscopic and microscopic facts of cerebellar histology, we propose a new functional interpretation that may elucidate the role of the cerebellum in movement control. The idea is that the cerebellum is a large collection of individual lines (Eccles's “beams”: Eccles et al. 1967a) that respond specifically to certain sequences of events in the input and in turn produce sequences of signals in the output. We believe that the sequence-in/sequence-out mode of operation is as typical… 

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