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The Cerebellum

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      The cerebellum (Latin for "little brain") is a region of the brain that plays an important role in motor control. It may also be involved in some cognitive functions such as attention and language, and in regulating fear and pleasure responses, but its movement-related functions are the most solidly established. The cerebellum does not initiate movement, but contributes to coordination, precision, and accurate timing. It receives input from sensory systems of the spinal cord and from other parts of the brain, and integrates these inputs to fine-tune motor activity. Cerebellar damage produces disorders in fine movement, equilibrium, posture, and motor learning

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      WikiJournal of Medicine
      Wiki J Med
      Wikiversity Journal of Medicine
      20024436
      2016
      2016
      : 3
      : 1
      10.15347/wjm/2016.001
      © 2016

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