Cerebellum (2018) 17:101–103 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12311-017-0894-1 EDITORIAL 1,2 3,4 Peter Mariën & Mario Manto Published online: 25 October 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 During the past decades, a wealth of accumulating evidence and affective processes could be considered [8, 9]. Within from neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, neuroimaging, these frameworks, Schmahmann and Sherman  developed and clinical studies has substantially altered the traditional the influential concept cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome view on the cerebellum as a sole coordinator of sensorimotor (CCAS/Schmahmann’s syndrome), the third cornerstone in functions. Studies have identified a non-motor role of the clinical ataxiology . cerebellum and have clearly established that this unique Schmahmann’s syndrome/CCAS consists of a cluster structure is also crucially involved in a higher-level processing of cognitive and affective symptoms, classified in four including various domains of cognition, language, affect, and categories: (1) executive dysfunctions (planning, set-shifting, behavior . abstract reasoning, and working memory), (2) visuospatial Inspired by the seminal works of Snider (e.g., ), deficits (visuospatial organization and memory), (3) Dow (e.g., ), Heath (e.g., ), and others (see for behavioral-affective disturbances (blunting of affect or a review), investigators in the mid-1900s started to examine a disinhibited and inappropriate behavior), and (4) language possible link between
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Published: Oct 25, 2017
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