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Cerebellum, The

  • Christoforos ChristoforouEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_1009-1



The cerebellum constitutes a principal anatomical structure of the brain that is in the back part of the brainstem. The cerebellum is accountable for various operations related to the regulation of the functional qualities of motor activities including motor-coordination, motor-balance, and body posture.


Cerebellum constitutes a principal structural section of the metencephalon that accommodates numerous ascended as well as descended major passages and a section of the reticular configuration. The cerebellum represents a big, intricate structural section of the brain stems dorsal surface and it is a significant sensorimotor structure. In human beings, the cerebellum exerts very significant operational functions related to motor control and it is also associated with various cognitional operations including attention and language and the regulation of fearful and pleasurable reactions. Yet, its functional qualities...


Principal Anatomical Structures Brain Stem Motor Centers Primary Somatic Sensory Cortex Reticular Configuration Pleasure Reactions 
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  1. 1.University of NicosiaNicosiaCyprus

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  • Menelaos Apostolou
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  1. 1.University of NicosiaNicosiaCyprus