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The Nervous System Part 2: The Cerebellum

Robert Campbell


The unique structure of the cerebellum is shown to integrate spinal and cranial sensory inputs with cerebral processes and motor outputs, synapse by synapse. Focusing primarily on the vestibular system alternate regenerative and expressive modes of System 4 are shown to meaningfully span and integrate events in space and time. The unique structure of the cerebellum facilitates this integration by synchronizing sensory inputs from various sources with conscious though and behavior. The only output from the cerebellum is inhibitory and this has been compared to sculpting away what is not relevant to the meaningful integration of phenomenal experience. It is somewhat like a pilot steering a synchronous path through the labyrinth of neural connections. It is essential to the learning process.

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ISSN: 2153-8212