cerebellum cerebellum

Definition(s):

  • (n) a major division of the vertebrate brain; situated above the medulla oblongata and beneath the cerebrum in humans

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  1. The cerebellum, he notes, is one of the brain's busiest computational centers, and the Purkinje cells are critical elements in its data-integration system.
  2. The cerebellum was more interesting to look at than steak.
  3. The cerebellum, located to the rear of the underside of the brain, controls motor coordination.

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  1. "This proves that changes in levels of these two MHC molecules is enough to account for both changes in motor learning and the ease of strengthening or weakening connections in the cerebellum," Shatz said. "It implies that, normally, these...
    on Mar 30, 2009 By: Carla Shatz Source: Science Daily (press release)

  2. The science academy book, "The Signs of Death," also emphasized the fact that in a speech in 2000, Pope John Paul II agreed that "the complete and irreversible cessation of all brain activity (in the cerebrum, cerebellum and brain stem), if...
    on Apr 20, 2007 By: Pope John Paul II Source: Catholic News Service

  3. "Whether or not physical exercise rewires the cerebellum, that's up for grabs," Hallowell said.
    on May 21, 2006 By: Edward Hallowell Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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