Coordination of fast movements works differently than thought
Neuroscientists at Erasmus MC have discovered a previously unknown connection in the brain of mice. This pathway appears to be highly important for the coordination of fast movements, for example of the eyes. ‘It works exactly the opposite way from what textbooks tell us.’ Postdoc Xiaolu Wang from the group of Zhenyu Gao of Erasmus MC discovered a new connection in the brains of mice between the cerebellum and a region of the medulla oblongata called the inferior olive.
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