John C. Eccles, M.B., Ph.D.
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As a first approximation, it can be postulated that there are two general modes of action of the cerebellum. First, there is the orientation of the cerebellum to the brain stem and spinal cord, which is the dominant function with lower vertebrates. Second, there are the cerebellocerebral paths of action that provide the channels for the principal mode of cerebellar function in man. Recent investigations have greatly added to our knowledge of the functional relationship of the cerebellum and the spinal cord, and there is also significant progress in the reciprocal linkages of the cerebellum and cerebrum.
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Eccles JC. The Lilly Lecture: The Role of Cerebellum in the Control of Movement.. Ann Intern Med. ;66:1063. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-1063_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):1063.
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