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Discovery Shows Cerebellum Plays Important Role In Sensing Limb Position And Movement

September 4, 2013
Kennedy Krieger Institute researchers find that damage to the cerebellum impairs ability to predict motion outcomes and discrimination between limb positions.

Baltimore, Md. -- Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute announced today study findings showing, for the first time, the link between the brain’s cerebellum and proprioception, or the body’s ability to sense movement and joint and limb position.

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Acquired, congenital and genetic disorders of the brain, as well as other childhood disorders (such as those involving the musculoskeletal system), may result in impaired function, decreased abilities and decreased participation in activities at home, school and within the community.

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