cerebellum :

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

  • 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.
  • Once thought to be mainly a disease of the cerebellum a region in the back of the brain that integrates sensory and motor activity, autism is increasingly seen as a pervasive .
  • The rear part (cerebellum) governs action.
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  • Carla Shatz in Science Daily (press release)
    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...
  • Pope John Paul II in Catholic News Service
    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...
  • Edward Hallowell in Boston Globe (registration)
    Whether or not physical exercise rewires the cerebellum, that's up for grabs,Hallowell said.

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