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cerebellum and language?

patina bmiller at scott.skidmore.edu
Wed Feb 28 19:43:31 EST 1996


It was mentioned during a short article on Peter L. Strick's (Veterans 
Administration Medical Center in Syracuse, NY) work using viruses to map 
neural circuitry. "Already the method has revealed new facts about the 
cerebellum in primates. Traditionally, scientists believed that this 
structure integrated information from the cerebral cortex with sensory 
input from the muscles . . . Strick, among others, has found that the 
cerebellum may also coordinate the movement of thoughts. Using viral 
tracers, he demonstrated that the cerebellum sent signals, via the 
thalamus, to regions in the cerebral cortex used solely for cognition, 
among them areas in the prefrontal cortex involved in short-term memory 
and decision making" (p. 18 of March's Scientific American).

brooke





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