A central issue in Neuroscience is how elementary properties of neurones and synapses are related with neuronal network computation, and ultimately with cognition and behaviour.1-3 In this chapter, I will consider neurones and synapses of the cerebellum, a brain structure of primary importance for co-ordinating movement.4-6 Figure 1 shows the basic neuronal organisation of the cerebellum, and its connections with some extracerebellar structures. Attention will be focused on the synapse between mossy fibres and granule cells (mf-GrC relay), since recent findings suggest that it may play a more important role for cerebellar computation than previously thought.
- NMDA Receptor
- Granule Cell
- Synaptic Plasticity
- Neuronal Network
- Cerebellar Cortex
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D’Angelo, E. (1999). The Emerging Properties of Neuronal Networks: Focus on the Cerebellum. In: Cantoni, V., Di Gesù, V., Setti, A., Tegolo, D. (eds) Human and Machine Perception 2. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4809-6_5
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