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The Cerebellum: Brain for an Implicit Self (FT Press Science) Kindle Edition

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A New Assessment of the Cerebellum’s Role in Brain Function by One of the Field’s Most Respected Researchers

 

In The Cerebellum, leading neuroscientist Masao Ito draws on current research to advance a detailed new view of the cerebellum’s multiple roles in brain function.

 

The cerebellum’s role in coordinating body movement control and facilitating motor skills learning has long been recognized. Ito presents new insights into how it accomplishes these tasks. He explains how the cerebellum assembles numerous neuronal machine modules, each providing implicit learning capabilities—and how these modules enable humans to unconsciously learn motor skills through practice by forming internal models that simulate the control system properties of body parts.

 

Ito shows how the cerebellum also serves higher brain functions, including implicit components of thought and cognitive processes that manipulate knowledge. In particular, he discusses evidence of the cerebellum’s role in complex mental actions—such as intuition, imagination, hallucination, and delusion—and in supporting the implicit self.

 

Ito’s insights will be valuable to a wide audience of neuroscientific investigators and might also be applicable in artificial intelligence, control engineering, robotics, and related fields.

About the Author

Masao Ito is professor emeritus and former dean of the medical faculty at the University of Tokyo, and the founding director of the RIKEN Brain Science Institute. He has served as president of many international scientific organizations, including the International Brain Research Organization, the International Union of Physiological Sciences, the Human Frontier Science Program, the Science Council of Japan, and the Japan Neuroscience Society. Dr. Ito won the 1996 Japan Prize and the 2006 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience.


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  • File Size: 5367 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
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  • Publisher: FT Press; 1 edition (August 1, 2011)
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DKQQG4
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In 1997, Dr. Jeremy Schmahmann edited a volume titled "The Cerebellum and Cognition." As I indicated in a previous review, this was, and remains, an outstanding text which represents a variety of viewpoints concerning the role of the cerebellum in sensation, movement, cognition, and various aspects and types of learning.
While Dr. Schmahmann's book is a "must read," Dr. Masao Ito has written an outstanding text which now bridges the gap from the classic text of Dr. Schmahmann (1997) to an updating of what is now known about the role of the cerebellum in sensation, movement,learning, and cognition. Dr. Ito's book is destined to become a classic, and understanding the information in this volume is absolutely essential to each and every practitioner and researcher who hopes to achieve a practical, realistic, clinically applicable appreciation of the role of the cerebellum in behavior - and in particular, with respect to human behavior.

The book is divided into 18 chapters; my listing and review of these chapters is totally unnecessary, since every essential aspect of cerebellar functioning is covered in a comprehensive way. The fact of the matter is that the Cerebellum is an extremely complex brain structure; In this decade, there should be absolutely no question that the Cerebellum contributes to nearly every aspect of human behavior, while the material in this book simply must be understood by practitioners in neurology, neuropsychiatry, psychiatry, neoropsychology, and fields such as speech pathology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy alike. What is extremely remarkable about Dr. Ito's book is his ability to translate this complicated information into easily understood terms.
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Great book
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A wonderful work that will help you grasp the functions of this part of the brain.
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I wish this book came with a warning label stating it was for medical personnel only. I purchased it believing it was a book for the masses, or at least someone without a M.D. It was not, it used a lot of technical language and I did not have near enough knowledge of medical terminology to make it work well for me. Definitely not for the lay person.
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The book was exactly as described and arrived on time.
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