Cerebellar Functional Anatomy: a Didactic Summary Based on Human fMRI Evidence
Author(s)Guell Paradis, Xavier; Schmahmann, Jeremy
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The cerebellum is relevant for virtually all aspects of behavior in health and disease. Cerebellar findings are common across all kinds of neuroimaging studies of brain function and dysfunction. A large and expanding body of literature mapping motor and non-motor functions in the healthy human cerebellar cortex using fMRI has served as a tool for interpreting these findings. For example, results of cerebellar atrophy in Alzheimer’s disease in caudal aspects of Crus I/II and medial lobule IX can be interpreted by consulting a large number of task, resting-state, and gradient-based reports that describe the functional characteristics of these specific aspects of the cerebellar cortex. Here, we provide a concise summary that outlines organizational principles observed consistently across these studies of normal cerebellar organization. This basic framework may be useful for investigators performing or reading experiments that require a functional interpretation of human cerebellar topography.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Guell, Xavier and Jeremy Schmahmann. "Cerebellar Functional Anatomy: a Didactic Summary Based on Human fMRI Evidence." Cerebellum 19 (November 2019): 1-5 © 2019 Springer Science Business Media, LLC
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