A Role for the Cerebellum in Global Regulation of Regional Blood Flow and Energy Delivery

  • Mark O’Dell
  • John Thompson


We have used a review of literature dealing with neural regulation of cardiovascular function to lay the groundwork for a new way to look at the cerebellum’s involvement in autonomic regulation. We propose that the cerebellum evolved partly as an information processing solution to the problem of maintaining constant energy delivery within the brain and body, in the context of ongoing behavior. We further propose that fractured maps in cerebellar cortex evolved as a computational representation of the angioarchitecture (circulatory system).


Cerebellar Cortex Blood Vessel Wall Local Blood Flow Energy Delivery Body Deformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark O’Dell
    • 1
  • John Thompson
    • 1
  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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