Philipona, David and Coenen, Olivier J.-M. D. Model of granular layer encoding of the cerebellum. Neurocomputing, 58-60:575-580, June 2004.

Sony CSL authors: Olivier Coenen, David Philipona


Involved in sensorimotor and even cognitive coordination, the cerebellum receives inputs from diverse brain areas. These inputs are recoded by the granule cells, the most numerous cells in the brain, and together with the inhibitory Golgi cells form the granular layer. A model of the granular layer is presented. It suggests that the granular layer performs a recoding of the mossy fibers into a sparse representation that permits noise reduction by the Golgi cell and facilitates learning in the molecular and Purkinje layer. Hence, the granular layer contains different signal processings that lead to a robust and efficient representation for coordination.


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@ARTICLE { philipona:04d, AUTHOR="Philipona, David and Coenen, Olivier J.-M. D.", JOURNAL="Neurocomputing", MONTH="June", PAGES="575-580", TITLE="Model of granular layer encoding of the cerebellum", VOLUME="58-60", YEAR="2004", }