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In addition, the ataxia is correlated with the extent of olivopontine atrophy while pyramidal signs are often associated with degeneration of the pyramidal tract.
the Babinski sign) is indicative of corticospinal or pyramidal tract dysfunction in the adult.
These reticulospinal neurons give rise to the reticulospinal tract which occupies a lateral position within the pons, medulla, and spinal cord, and is predominantly ipsilateral; (2) at every level, lesions along the reticulospinal tract abolish shivering, while no effect upon shivering has been produced by extensive medial lesions or by lesions of the pyramidal tract and periventricular areas.