State estimation, response prediction, and cerebellar sensory processing for behavioral control

Cerebellum. 2009 Sep;8(3):399-402. doi: 10.1007/s12311-009-0112-x. Epub 2009 May 20.


State estimation has emerged as the keystone in determining the cerebellar contribution to motor control. Clinical, experimental, and neuroimaging data converge to focus on cerebellar multisensory information processing as the mechanism allowing to correctly establish the body state needed for movement. Further, recent data indicate the cerebellum specifically involved in predicting body state changes. The present editorial discusses these evidences and questions cerebellar state estimation in the cognitive domain.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Behavior / physiology*
  • Cerebellum / physiology*
  • Cognition / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Psychomotor Performance / physiology*
  • Sensation / physiology*