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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.

Alexander H. Hoon Jr., M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Alec Hoon
Alexander Hoon
Director, Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Medicine

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9141

Dr. Alec Hoon is a research scientist, director of the Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Medicine and medical director of the Carter Center for Holoprosencephaly and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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