Recruitment of the cerebellum in perceiving the action of others

Takeaway

  • The cerebellum is consistently involved in the perception of the kinematics of hand movements of others, which is impaired in those with spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6).

Why this matters

    This study indicates that cerebellar disorders can impair social cognition, due to adversely impacted kinematic perception of others.