Part of the rhombencephalon that lies in t … Part of the rhombencephalon that lies in the posterior cranial fossa behind the brain stem, consisting of the cerebellar cortex, deep cerebellar nuclei and cerebellar white matter.
A portion of the brain that helps regulate posture, balance, and coordination. (NIDA Media Guide Glossary)
The dorsal topographic division of the hindbrain, connected to the ventral division-the pons-by a white matter tract, the middle cerebellar peduncle. The cerebellum was discovered and named by Aristotle (De Partibus Animalium) based on macrodissection of a variety of animals not including humans; see translation by Thompson (1910, 494b 30). Older synonyms include parencephalon (Aristotle), hindbrain (Galen, c192). alon (Aristotle), hindbrain (Galen, c192).
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