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Olivocerebellar System

Rodolfo R. Llinás

in Handbook of Brain Microcircuits

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Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780195389883
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199965137 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195389883.003.0029
Olivocerebellar System

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The olivocerebellar system is one of the most conserved in the vertebrate brain, being present in all forms studied so far. It comprises a set of bilaterally symmetrical inferior olivary nuclei (IO), ventrally located in the bulbar brainstem, and the overlaying cerebellum. This chapter discusses the electrophysiology of the olivocerebellar system and implications concerning the role of the olivocerebellar system in motor control.

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Subjects: Development of the Nervous System

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