The cerebellum……

By Bec 5SF

The cerebellum is located at the back of the brain, below the cerebrum. It regulates balance, posture, movement and muscle coordination. The cerebellum is Latin for “little brain”. The cerebellum is divided into two parts called the cerebellar cortex and the deep cerebellar nuclei.

The cerebellum is made up of three lobes: the anterior lobe, the posterior lobe and the flocculonodular lobe. The primary fissure

FISSURE: A normal groove or furrow, as in the liver or brain, that divides an organ into lobes or parts.

Cerebellum Quick Facts:

  • is Latin for “little brain”
  • Plays an important role in integration of sensory perception and motor output
  • The cerebellum is located in the inferior posterior portion of the head
  • Because of its large number of tiny granule cells , the cerebellum contains nearly 80% of all neurons in the brain, although it constitutes only 10% of total brain volume.
  • The cerebellum is at the back of the brain below the cerebrum
  • It controls balance, posture, movement and coordination
  • The cerebellum is a lot smaller than the cerebrum at only 1/8 of its size
  • The cerebellum is divided up into two parts one called the cerebellar cortex and the other the deep cerebellar nuclei
  • The cerebellum is comprised of three lobes, the anterior lobe, the posterior lobe and the flocculonodular
  • The midline of the cerebellum is called the vermis zone
  • The cerebellum is involved in computing movements directing attention, measuring time and other motor and cognitive functions
  • The cerebellum is a brain region important for a number of motor and cognitive functions, including learning, time perception and precise movement


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