The Cerebellum

The cerebellum is a very important part of our brain that resides in the posterior area in the inferior part of the brain region. The word inferior meaning the lowest part of the brain; not actually referring to the brain having less quality than any other part. All functions of the brain are vitally important to humans being able to interact with each other and with the modern technologies of the world today. The cerebellum is the part of the brain where coordination of motor function and skill development happens. This part of the brain development is vital during the younger years of our lives though is still adaptable later in life as we chose different hobbies, activities and sports.

An underdeveloped or damaged cerebellum can cause loss of motor function and elementary skills. The ability to judge distance and coordinate hand and eye will also become impaired. Small children that are learning to walk often fall because the cerebellum has not yet completely developed and this can also be seen in people who have suffered brain damage. Simple motor skills like patting your head while rubbing your stomach will become an impossible task when this area has been damaged.