Many of the cerebellar scientists of the established generation have contributed substantially to the quality of this issue. In addition, the book is marked by chapters from the coming generations of scientists who will determine the direction of cerebellar research for the next century. As in other fields of neuroscience, this research will be dominated by molecular neurobiology and new functional imaging techniques. Altogether, the book is pluriform and unique in that it is multidisciplinary, in that it promotes different views on cerebellar function, and that it is being published on the verge of different era's dominated by different generations of cerebellar scientists. The wealth of new information and ideas contained in these important papers will stimulate even more intensive research in the twenty-first century leading to a greater understanding of cerebellar function(s).

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List of contributors. Preface. Acknowledgements. I. Development and compartmentation of cerebellar cortex. 1. Functional cloning of candidate genes that regulate purkinje cell-specific gene expression. 2. Transverse and longitudinal patterns in the mammalian cerebellum. 3. An anatomical model of cerebellar modules. II. Neurotransmission in cerebellar cortex. 4. The distribution of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), CRF binding sites and CRF1 receptor mRNA in the mouse cerebellum. 5. The physiological effects of serotonin on spontaneous and amino acid-induced activation of cerebellar nuclear cells: an in vivo study in the cat. 6. Cholinergic innervation and receptors in the cerebellum. 7. Molecular organization of cerebellar glutamate synapses. 8. Compartmentalised distribution of GABAA and glutamate receptors in relation to transmitter release sites on the surface of cerebellar neurons. III. Unipolar brush cells in cerebellar cortex. 9. The unipolar brush cells of the mammalian cerebellum and cochlear nucleus: cytology and microcircuitry. 10. Physiology of transmission at a giant glutamatergic synapse in cerebellum. IV. Anatomy and physiology of cerebellar nuclei. 11. Cerebellar nuclei: the olivary connection. 12. Functional significance of excitatory projections from the precerebellar nuclei to interpositus and dentate nucleus neurons for mediating motor, premotor and parietal cortical inputs. 13. Involvement of cerebellar cortex and nuclei in the genesis and control of unconditioned and conditioned eyelid motor responses. V. Pontocerebellar connections. 14. Salient anatomic


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