The Cerebellum and Cognition

The Cerebellum and Cognition

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Cerebellar function has traditionally been understood as being confined to the control of voluntary movement. Recent research revises this narrow view and suggests that the cerebellum is critically involved in a number of nonmotor behaviors and cognitive operations. The Cerebellum and Cognition is a comprehensive work that defines this emerging field of investigation into the nature and extent of the cerebellar involvement in nonmotor processing, including thought, language, memory, and mood. Authoritative and in-depth discussions by a preeminent group of authors who have helped shape this field of inquiry are presented. This volume will appeal to cognitive neuroscientists, neuropsychiatrists, and neurologists, as well as scientist and medical practitioners with specialized interest in cognition, behavior, and motor control.
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  • Paperback | 665 pages
  • 162.56 x 228.6 x 35.56mm | 1,133.98g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • b&w illustrations
  • 0126256608
  • 9780126256604

Review quote impressive and extremely interesting book... It is rare that a book on any subject has both specificity and breath, particularly when it deals with a relatively new area with many implications. It is a tribute to the editor and the other contributors that this book accomplishes this elusive combination. The book can be enthusiastically recommended to any clinician or researcher who has an interest in neurological relationships, whether with the cerebellum in particular or neurological function in general. -PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS (1999)
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Table of contents

Historical Overview: J.D. Schmahmann, Rediscovery of an Early Concept. Anatomic Substrates: J.D. Schmahmann and D.N. Pandya, The Cerebrocerebellar System. F.A. Middleton and P.L. Strick, Cerebellar Output Channels. D.E. Haines, E. Dietrichs, G.A. Mihailoff, and E.F. McDonald, Cerebellar-Hypothalamic Axis: Basic Circuits and Clinical Observations. Physiological Observations: A.J. Berman, Amelioration of Aggression: Response to Selective Cerebellar Lesions in the Rhesus Monkey. D.J. Reis, Autonomic and Vascular Regulation. R.F. Thompson, S. Bao, L. Chen, B.D. Cipriano, J.S. Grethe, J.J. Kim, J.K. Thompson, J.-A. Tracy, M.S. Weninger, and D.J. Krupa, Associative Learning. R. Lalonde, Visualspatial Abilities. M. Molinari, L. Petrosini, and L.G. Grammaldo, Spatial Event Processing. Functional Neuroimaging Studies: J.A. Fiez and M.E. Raichle, Linguistic Processing. L.M. Parsons and P.T. Fox, Sensory and Cognitive Functions. J. Doyon, Skill Learning. Clinical and Neurophysiological Observations: M. Hallett and J. Grafman, Executive Function and Motor Skill Learning. M. Molinari, M.G. Leggio, and M.C. Silveri, Verbal Fluency and Agrammatism. D.S. Woodruff-Pak, Classical Conditioning. M.L.Bauman, P.A. Filipek, and T.L. Kemper, Early Infantile Autism. T. Botez-Marquard and M.I. Botez, Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy and Friedrich's Ataxia: Neurophychological Consequences of Bilateral versus Unilateral Cerebellar Lesions. I.F. Pollack, Posterior Fossa Syndrome. J.D. Schmahmann and J.C. Sherman, Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome. C.W. Wallesch and C. Bartels, Inherited Cerebellar Diseases. I. Daum and H. Ackermann, Neuropsychological Abnormalities in Cerebellar Syndromes--Fact or Fiction?; Theoretical Considerations: M. Ito, Cerebellar Microcomplexes. J.M. Bower, Control of Sensory Data Acquisition. M. Paulin, Neural Representations of Moving Systems. H.C. Leiner and A.L. Leiner, How Fibers Subserve Computing Capabilities: Similarities between Brains and Machines. R. Ivry, Cerebellar Timing System. N.A. Akshoomoff, E. Courchesne, and J. Townsend, Attention Coordination and Anticipatory Control. W.T. Thach, Context-Response Linkage. J.R. Bloedel and V. Bracha, Duality of Cerebellar Motor and Cognitive Functions. Future Directions: J.D. Schmahmann, Therapeutic and Research Implications. Index. Contents of Recent Volumes.
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