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George E. Carvell, PhD, PT   University of Pittsburgh
 
CEREBELLUM & DISCRIMINATIVE  ACTIVE TOUCH
Is the Cerebellum a Motor Processor?
Dentate Nucleus
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fMRI Level of Activation
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Cutaneous Stimulation
Applied to Fingertips
(both hands)
Discrimination of Different Textures Applied to Fingertips (both Hands)
Active Discrimination of Different Shapes Using
the Fingers
(both Hands)
Grasping Objects with No Sensory Discrimination Required (one Hand)
J-H Gao, L M Parsons, J M Bower, J Xiong, J LI, and P T Fox, Cerebellum Implicated in Sensory Acquisition and Discrimination Rather Than Motor Control. Science 272: 545-547, 1996.
Nolte fig 20-7A p 475