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Motor Learning and Synaptic Plasticity in the Cerebellum - Paul J. Cordo

Motor Learning and Synaptic Plasticity in the Cerebellum

By: Paul J. Cordo (Editor), Curtis Calvin Bell (Editor), Stevan R. Harnad (Editor)

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Published: 4th May 1998
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This book is concerned with the involvement of the cerebellum in learning and remembering certain motor tasks such as walking, riding a bicycle, and speaking. Processes of plasticity have been identified at the cellular level in the cerebellum that could underlie the learning of motor tasks, but whether these processes actually have such a role is a controversial topic. This book is unique in bringing together studies of plasticity at the cellular level with studies of plasticity or learning at the behavioral level, and in attempting to build bridges between these two fields of discourse. The book will appeal to neuroscientists and physiologists interested in the neural control of movement.

"...for those working in the fields of cerebellar physiology and learning and memory, both at the behavioral and cellular level, this book is a must. There are ideas, hypotheses, data, reviews, speculations, and references to satisfy all. This book will also be of interest to those non-experts who only have time to browse. There is no better account of the current exciting state of cerebellar physiology." The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences "...provides an excellent review of contemporary research on the cerebellum in motor learning. It succeeds in making a significant contribution toward clarifying unresolved and controversial issues through informed commentaries and the replies to them from the original authors...an informative book that communicates the current state of cerebellum research." Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Introduction motor learning and synaptic plasticity in the cerebellum
Cerebellar mechanisms of long-term depression in the cerebellum
Long-lasting potentiation of GABAergic inhibitory synaptic transmission in cerebellar Purkinje cells: its properties and possible mechanisms
Nitric oxide and synaptic plasticity: NO news from the cerebellum
Models of the cerebellum and motor learning
On climbing fiber signals and their consequence(s)
Does the cerebellum learn strategies for the optimal time-varying control of joint stiffness?
On the specific role of the cerebellum in motor learning and cognition: clues from PET activation and lesion studies in man
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521597050
ISBN-10: 0521597056
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 4th May 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.5  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.49