How the Cerebellum may be Used

  • Stephen Blomfield
  • David Marr
  • Jack D. Cowan


The vertebrate cerebellar cortex has a very uniform structure, and may, for the purpose of this article, be regarded as being composed of many units like that appearing in Fig. 1. Its only output is the projection of large inhibitory cells, the Purkinje cells (Pu), to the intracerebellar nuclei, and to some of the vestibular nuclei1,2. In man, a major projection from the intra-cerebellar nuclei is to the ventro-lateral nucleus of the thalamus (VL)1,2. VL cells project to the motor cortex.


Purkinje Cell Pyramidal Cell Cerebellar Cortex Mossy Fibre Cerebellar Nucleus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Blomfield
    • 1
  • David Marr
    • 1
  • Jack D. Cowan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyInstitute of PsychiatryLondon SE5UK
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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