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The role of the cerebellum in the performance of motor activity

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The author stimulated the paramedian cerebellar lobe in cats by direct current (anode or cathode). He observed 2 types of reactions of antagonist muscles to the stimulation of the corresponding motor area of the cerebral hemispheres: 1) a change in the intensity of the coordinating relations mainly due to the extensor, or 2) establishment of new antagonistic relations, mainly as a result of the altered reactions of the flexor. There was also a conversion from one type of change to another. The cerebellum intensifies the flexor reactions characteristic of voluntary movements by depressing extension.

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Gil'man, I.M. The role of the cerebellum in the performance of motor activity. Bull Exp Biol Med 46, 1285–1289 (1958). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00845166

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Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Motor Activity
  • Direct Current
  • Motor Area
  • Cerebral Hemisphere