Models of the Cortico-cerebellar System

Living reference work entry


Without the cerebellum, organisms are challenged in the learning and execution of accurate and coordinated actions. It has a central position in the nervous system receiving and projecting to the spinal cord, midbrain, and cerebral cortex, implying convergence of sensory and motor streams. Its highly conserved neuroarchitecture would imply it is very good at what it does and that what it does is very general. Here we review theoretical, modeling, and computational work that has attempted to capture the dynamics and/or function of the cerebellum.


Adaptive filter model Bottom-up models Cerebellar nucleus Coupled oscillators Dynamic models Golgi gating Granule cell models Reverberating loops model Spatiotemporal patterns in cerebellum Tidal wave Echo-state machine Forward and inverse models Functional models Golgi gating Granule cell models Inferior olivary models Coupled oscillators Echo-state machine Phase resets Synchronous groups Marr-Albus type models Adaptive filter model and distributed synaptic plasticity Information encoding and channel capacity Purkinje neuron single cell modeling Successes and failures Pellionisz and Llinas’s model Purkinje neuron single cell modeling Reverberating loops model Synchronous groups Tidal wave hypothesis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Erasmus Medical CenterRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Computational Neuroscience UnitOkinawa Institute of Science and TechnologyKunigam, OkinawaJapan

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