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Of Movement and More

In order to have access to movement, the cerebellum needs to compare the difference between what we intend to do and what is actually feasible. Read more

Knitting for happiness?

Who would have thought that, of all things, knitting could be useful for more than comfortable sweaters? Read more

The cerebellum: why?

If the cerebral cortex is the brain region that best differentiates us from other species, the cerebellum is the part that is found behind the brain and it is responsible for many important functions: 

– Coordination of movement: the cerebellum coordinates muscular activity so that the body can move fluidly.
– Balance: it receives data from the inner ear, which allows the cerebellum to contribute to keeping you upright. 
– Vision: the cerebellum allows for coordination of ocular movements.
– Motor learning: the cerebellum helps in learning tasks such as riding a bike.
– Language and humor: we don’t know how precisely the cerebellum is involved her but we do know it is. 
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