Posterior lobe of cerebellum
|Brain: Posterior lobe of cerebellum|
Figure 3: Cerebellum and surrounding regions; sagittal view of one hemisphere. "I" is posterior lobe.
Figure 4: Schematic representation of the major anatomical subdivisions of the cerebellum. Superior view of an "unrolled" cerebellum, placing the vermis in one plane.
|Latin||lobus posterior cerebelli|
It is sometimes equated to the "neocerebellum", since phylogenetically it is the newest part of the cerebellum. It plays an important role in fine motor coordination, specifically in the inhibition of involuntary movement via inhibitory neurotransmitters, especially GABA.
It also has activation linked to happiness.
- Atlas image: n2a7p4 at the University of Michigan Health System
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