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Know Your Body

Life Without Your Cerebellum

Tucked away at the back of your brain is a phenomenal, but ignored structure. This amalgamation of neurons contains almost 50% of the cells in your brain, but only takes up 10% of the space. Even so, it remains unextolled and little considered. In the words of researcher and neurologist Jeremy Schmahmann, it’s the “Rodney Dangerfield of the brain” because “It don’t get no respect.” It’s the cerebellum.

The cerebellum in lateral and anterior views, from Anatomography maintained by Life Science Databases (LSDB)

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Luke Hollomon M.S.

A science communicator with a master’s degree in physiology and a background in science education. I take on topics in life science and health. @LukeHollomon