Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Braitenberg et al.: Cerebellum and sequencing

Is sequence-in/sequence-out a cerebellar mode of operation in cognition too?

Marco Molinari a1 and Laura Petrosini a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Rome “La Sapienza,” 00185 Rome, Italy; IRCCS S. Lucia, Rome


This commentary reinterprets our recent data on the cerebellar contribution to different cognitive functions in light of Braitenberg and coworkers's hypothesis about the sequence-in/sequence-out cerebellar mode of operation in the motor domain. Cerebellar involvement in spatial data processing, procedural learning, verbal fluency, application of grammatical rules, and writing is dependent on sequence processing.