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Professor Richard Apps

Professor Richard Apps

Professor Richard Apps
PhD, PhD(Bristol)

Professor of Neuroscience

Area of research

Cerebellar contributions to movement control

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Research summary

The overall aim of my research is to understand the contributions the mammalian cerebellum makes to the control of voluntary limb movements.

The cerebellum is the largest motor structure within the brain and to succeed in this aim would substantially increase knowledge of the way in which movements are controlled, as well as shed light on the functional organization of a major neural structure and the pathways linking it to other parts of the nervous system.

In particular, the climbing fibre pathways connecting the inferior olive (a brainstem nucleus) to the cerebellum play a vital but enigmatic role in the ...

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