Action prediction in the cerebellum and in the parietal lobe

Exp Brain Res. 2003 Nov;153(2):239-45. doi: 10.1007/s00221-003-1597-z. Epub 2003 Aug 29.


The ability of the central nervous system to predict motor behaviour is a central issue in experimental and computational studies of motor control. The parietal cortex and the cerebellum have been proposed to play a role in sensorimotor prediction. Here we discuss the roles of these two brain regions in various aspects of sensorimotor prediction according to results of recent empirical studies using a variety of techniques including electrophysiology, psychophysics, functional neuroimaging and the investigation of neurological patients.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cerebellum / physiology*
  • Cognition / physiology
  • Humans
  • Movement / physiology*
  • Parietal Lobe / physiology*
  • Psychomotor Performance / physiology*