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The Cerebellum and Adaptive Control

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  • Author: John S. Barlow, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • Date Published: August 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521018074

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  • This book reinforces the view that the cerebellum functions as an adaptive control system, automatically adjusting its output as needed for such eventualities as temporary or lasting muscle weakness. It is the first text to synthesize the substantial body of literature on the subject, combining the neuroscience of the cerebellum with the science of control theory common to electrical and computer engineers. An appendix demonstrates evidence to support the adaptive control model from a detailed comparison of the cerebellum with an adaptive signal processor of the author's design and construction. In addition, the author's clinical perspective offers a broader view of cerebellar function beyond basic neuroscience.

    • The only up-to-date book on the subject of adaptive control in the cerebellum
    • Approaches both neuroscience and engineering in a way accessible to scientists from both fields
    • Author is a well-known neurophysiologist
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521018074
    • length: 356 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 180 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.831kg
    • contains: 136 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Anatomy and Physiology:
    1. Introduction
    2. Some aspects of comparative anatomy of the cerebellum
    3. Aspects of the anatomy and physiology of the cerebellar cortex
    4. The mossy fiber afferent system
    5. The inferior olivary system and the climbing fibers
    6. The cerebellar nuclei and their efferent pathways
    aspects of voluntary motor learning
    Part II. Function:
    7. Cerebellar memory, long-term depression (LTD), and long-term potentiation (LTP)
    8. The vestibulocerebellum and the oculomotor system
    9. The cerebellum and cognition
    10. Timing functions, classical conditioning, and instrumental conditioning
    11. Some aspects of cerebellar pathology in humans and animals
    genetic alterations
    12. Specialized cerebellum-like structures
    Part III. Models and Theories:
    13. Non-adaptive models, forerunners of adaptive models, and earlier adaptive control models
    14. Neural networks and adaptive control
    neural network models
    15. Some specific features of adaptive controllers and adaptive signal processors
    16. Adaptive control models
    Part IV. Summary and Conclusions:
    17. The cerebellum as an adaptive controller
    Author's note

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    John S. Barlow, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

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