The Cerebellum Revisited

  • Rodolfo Llinás
  • Constantino Sotelo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Organization, Development, and Repair of the Cerebellar Circuits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marion Wassef, Pierre Angaut, Leonor Arsenio-Nunes, Frank Bourrat, Constantino Sotelo
      Pages 5-21
    3. Richard Hawkes, Gino Brochu, Louise Doré, Claude Gravel, Nicole Leclerc
      Pages 22-55
    4. Robert Balâzs, Nicola Hack, Ole S. Jørgensen
      Pages 56-71
    5. Andrew Matus, Richard P. Tucker, Christopher Viereck
      Pages 72-83
    6. Constantino Sotelo, Rosa-Magda Alvarado-Mallart
      Pages 84-115
    7. G. A. Mihailoff, R. J. Kosinski, S. A. Azizi, H. S. Lee, B. G. Border
      Pages 135-164
  3. Electrophysiology of Purkinje and Inferior Olivary Neurons

  4. Electrophysiology of Movement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-214
    2. Piergiorgio Strata, Leonardo Chelazzi, Filippo Tempia, Ferdinando Rossi, Mirella Ghirardi
      Pages 215-225
    3. John I. Simpson, Johannes Van der Steen, Joep Tan
      Pages 255-266
    4. W. Thomas Thach, S. A. Kane, J. W. Mink, H. P. Goodkin
      Pages 283-300
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 335-339

About this book


This book is organized into three parts that correspond with the main groups of chapters delivered during the Cajal Centenary Meeting on The Neutron Doctrine. These chapters represent important aspects of the morphology, development, and function of the cerebellum and related structures. Clearly an exhaustive analysis of all aspects of the cerebellar system, as they relate to the legacy of Ramon y Cajal, would be impossible to contain in just one volume, given its far-reaching impact. Instead, we deliberately steered away from the traditional handbook approach that some of us have taken in the past and selected those aspects of cerebellar research currently under vigorous study that would also represent the widest scope of interest for neuroscientists in general and for cerebellar specialists in particular. In particular, we felt that as the discrete anatomy of the cerebellum is quite well known, only certain aspects of the structure should be discussed here. For example, the organization of the pontocerebellar pathways, we felt, would be particularly interesting given the enormity of the system in higher vertebrates. Also of interest is the distribution and development of the synaptology and neurotransmitter properties in this cortex. Indeed, from the point of view of cerebellar development, this may represent one of the clearest paradigms in the understanding of rules for neurogenesis for the central nervous system.


cortex neurobiology neurons physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Rodolfo Llinás
    • 1
  • Constantino Sotelo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physiology/BiophysicsNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.INSERM U-106Hôpital de la SalpêtrièreParisFrance

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