Clinically and Theoretically Derived Cerebellar Functions

  • Harold N. Levinson


A series of clinically and theoretically derived speculations regarding cerebellar functions are presented. The data is derived from clinical observations of dyslexics as well as neurophysiologic animal investigations. An attempt has been made to assimilate and integrate the resulting insights (Frank and Levinson, 1976–77) so as to explain:
  1. 1.

    the dynamic sensory-motor foreground/background filter function of the cerebellum;

  2. 2.

    the evolution of the cerebellum;

  3. 3.

    sensory-motor cerebellar learning;

  4. 4.

    the role of the cerebellum in processing the total sensory input;

  5. 5.

    the role of the cerebellum in modulating conscious and nonconscious perception;

  6. 6.

    the role of the cerebellum in motion sickness and motion-sickness mechanisms;



Cerebral Hemisphere Cerebellar Cortex Motion Sickness Body Scheme Cerebellar Function 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold N. Levinson
    • 1
  1. 1.New York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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