Role of the cerebellum in movement control and adaptation

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1995 Dec;5(6):755-62. doi: 10.1016/0959-4388(95)80103-0.


Three recent discoveries have substantially improved our knowledge of cerebellar function. First, the forelimb regions of the interpositus nuclei specialize in control of one particular limb movement, reach to grasp. Second, a new model indicates that vestibulo-ocular reflex adaptation requires neural changes in both the cerebellum and the brainstem. Finally, the caudal fastigial nucleus uses both short- and long-term influences to maintain saccade accuracy.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Physiological / physiology*
  • Animals
  • Cerebellar Nuclei / physiology
  • Cerebellum / physiology*
  • Eye Movements / physiology
  • Humans
  • Movement / physiology*