Cerebellar autonomic function: direct hypothalamocerebellar pathway

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Science  10 Feb 1984:
Vol. 223, Issue 4636, pp. 591-593
DOI: 10.1126/science.6198719


A direct hypothalamocerebellar projection in the cat was revealed by means of retrograde transport of wheat germ agglutinin--horseradish peroxidase complex. This appears to be the first demonstration of a significant autonomic input to the cerebellum. The projection has a widespread origin and is bilateral with an ipsilateral preponderance.