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Author Robinson, Jennifer Claire ♦ Ecourtemanche, Richard ♦ Aponte, Daniel Ignacio
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Content type Text
Publisher Frontiers Media S.A.
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Date Created 2014-05-22
Copyright Year ©2013
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) RC321-571
Subject Keyword Neuropsychiatry ♦ Biological psychiatry ♦ Network activity ♦ Neurosciences ♦ Sensorimotor Interactions ♦ Internal medicine ♦ Synchronization ♦ Medicine ♦ Oscillations ♦ Cerebellum
Abstract In many neuroscience fields, the study of local and global rhythmicity has been receiving increasing attention. These network influences could directly impact on how neuronal groups interact together, organizing for different contexts. The cerebellar cortex harbors a variety of such local circuit rhythms, from the rhythms in the cerebellar cortex per se, or those dictated from important afferents. We present here certain cerebellar oscillatory phenomena that have been recorded in rodents and primates. Those take place in a range of frequencies: from the more known oscillations in the 4-25 Hz band, such as the olivocerebellar oscillatory activity and the granule cell layer oscillations, to the more recently reported slow (< 1 Hz oscillations), and the fast (> 150 Hz) activity in the Purkinje cell layer. Many of these oscillations appear spontaneously in the circuits, and are modulated by behavioral imperatives. We review here how those oscillations are recorded, some of their modulatory mechanisms, and also identify some of the cerebellar nodes where they could interact. A particular emphasis has been placed on how these oscillations could be modulated by movement and certain neuropathological manifestations. Many of those oscillations could have a definite impact on the way information is processed in the cerebellum and how it interacts with other structures in a variety of contexts.
ISSN 16625110
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-07-01
e-ISSN 16625110
Journal Frontiers in Neural Circuits
Volume Number 7


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