Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Nociceptive processing in cerebellar pathways
Author: Flavell, Charlotte Rachael
ISNI:       0000 0004 2679 1496
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2009
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Noxious stimuli have a profound influence on motor behaviour, but there is a paucity of information regarding how somatosensory information is transformed into a motor output. The cerebellum is the largest sensorimotor control structure within the brain and previous electrophysiological studies have demonstrated that climbing fibres, one of its major sources of afferent input, are activated in response to a noxious pinch stimulus. This thesis investigates the anatomical pathways by which nociceptive information may reach the cerebellum, with a particular focus upon the olivo-cerebellar system, the sole source of climbing fibres.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Not available Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available