The cerebellum: not just about playing the piano

10 04 2017

The textbook view of the cerebellum used to be that it coordinates the production of skilled, rapid motor sequences. But in recent years its cognitive function have started to be elucidated (and living with a cat with cerebellar hypoplasia, I can definitively say it’s not just his coordination is off: Luke is the most strong-willed being I have ever met …); and now (Ok a few weeks ago) its role in reward learning and expectancy has finally been demonstrated in a study in Nature (see here for a write up).

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