The role of the cerebellum in procedural learning—Are there implications for physiotherapists’ clinical practice?

  title={The role of the cerebellum in procedural learning—Are there implications for physiotherapists’ clinical practice?},
  author={Nicola L. Saywell and Denise Taylor},
  journal={Physiotherapy Theory and Practice},
  pages={321 - 328}
Motor learning is the means by which we acquire skilled movements and consign them to permanent memory. Multiple brain areas are involved, and patients with neurological damage often experience difficulty when attempting to relearn previously learned skills. For these patients, the location of the lesion may be critical in influencing their motor skill relearning. The cerebellum has been described as an “on-line” comparator and corrector of movement, but recent research suggests that the… 

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