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Brain’s treasure lies at the bottom in an area called The Cerebellum

April 13, 2010

The treasure of the brain is at the bottom

Check out this: One of the most impressive parts of the human brain, named the cerebellum has been underestimated by scientists till now.

Your brain is fascinating. Did you know that we have 100 billion neurons in our brain and 50% of them are packed in just 10% of the brain mass? Do you know where they are packed? In the bottom of the brain in a part of the brain called the cerebellum.

The cerebellum (Latin for little brain) is a region of the brain that plays an important role in movement. It is also involved in some cognitive functions such as attention and language, and probably in some emotional functions  but it is its function in movement that is most clearly researched. The cerebellum does not initiate movement, but it contributes to coordination, precision, and muscle timing. It receives input from sensory systems and from other parts of the brain and spinal cord. in addition other functions involve equilibrium, posture alignment and execution.

What is even more exciting is that latest studies are showing how the cerebellum is involved and also in non motor functions such as speech, intelligence and cognitive response. Read this phenomenal article called ” The treasure at the bottom of the brain”  click here

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