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Aug 1, 2020

‘Little brain’ or cerebellum not so little after all

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When we say someone has a quick mind, it may be in part thanks to our expanded cerebellum that distinguishes human brains from those of macaque monkeys, for example.

Sometimes referred to by its Latin translation as the ‘“little brain”’, the is located close to the brainstem and sits under the in the hindbrain. New research at San Diego State University, however, calls the “little” terminology into question.

The cerebellum plays a versatile role, contributing to our five senses as well as pain, movements, thought, and emotion.

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