In the present paper, we examine the role of the cerebellar interpositus nucleus (IN) in motor and non-motor domains. Recent findings are considered and we share the following conclusions: IN as part of the olivo-cortico-nuclear microcircuit is involved in providing powerful timing signals important in co-ordinating limb movements; IN could participate in the timing and performance of ongoing conditioned responses rather than the generation and/or initiation of such responses; IN is involved in the control of reflexive and voluntary movements in a task- and effector system-dependent fashion, including hand movements and associated upper limb adjustments, for quick effective actions; IN develops internal models for dynamic interactions of the motor system with the external environment for anticipatory control of movement; IN plays a significant role in the modulation of autonomic and emotional functions.
|Titolo:||Consensus Paper: Current Views on the Role of Cerebellar Interpositus Nucleus in Movement Control and Emotion|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|