Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

Symposium 1

Cerebellar internal clock: its neural mechanisms and functional roles

Tadashi Yamazaki

Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-communications

Timing control and gain control are twins in motor control. Deficits in precise timing control could cause various motor disturbances. The cerebellum is responsible for timing control within the range of tens to hundreds of milliseconds in both motor and cognitive domains. This implies that the cerebellum has a certain mechanism to represent the passage of time internally. This article reviews the neural mechanisms of timing control in the cerebellum.
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(CLINICA NEUROL, 52: 990|993, 2012)
key words: Timing control, Time perception, Interval timer, Eyeblink conditioning, Granule cells

(Received: 23-May-12)