The Cerebellum: Movement Coordinator or Much More?

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Science  26 Apr 1996:
Vol. 272, Issue 5261, pp. 482-483
DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5261.482


The cerebellum's main job is supposed to be coordinating movements. But recent work, some of which appears onp page 545, suggests that it also participates in many nonmotor brain functions, ranging from the analysis of sensory information, to telling time, to solving puzzles. Not everyone agrees with that idea, however, and even those who do have proposed very different pictures of cerebellar function.