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17. Cognitive Functions > 17-6. Cognitive Activity in the Cerebellum

17-6. Cognitive Activity in the Cerebellum

Numerous studies have now shown cognitive activity in the cerebellum. For example, in an fMRI study, when the subject unexpectedly received painful heat stimulation, the hippocampus, superior frontal gyrus, superior parietal gyrus, and an extreme part of lateral part of the cerebellum were activated conjointly (Ploghaus et al., 2000) (Figure 54, prediction error). This observation is consistent with previous considerations about explicit and implicit thought. In another fMRI study, subjects pressed a button at a comfortable self-determined pace versus during an attention task, which tested the ability to selectively attend and respond to a variety of visual targets. The cerebellum exhibited significant activation during the attention versus self-generated tasks (Allen and Courchesne, 2003) (Figure 59, attention).


  

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