Posterior lobe of cerebellum

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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
NeuroNames hier-657
NeuroLex ID Posterior lobe of the cerebellum
TA A14.1.07.201
FMA 72252
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The posterior lobe of cerebellum or neocerebellum, is the portion of the cerebellum below the primary fissure.[1]

It is sometimes called the neocerebellum[2] 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.[2]

The posterior lobe receives input mainly from the brainstem (i.e., reticular formation and inferior olivary nucleus) and cerebral cortex.[3]

It also has activation linked to happiness.[4]


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  2. ^ a b "The Cerebellum". 
  3. ^ Siegel, Allan Siegel, Hreday N. Sapru ; case histories written by Heidi E. (2011). Essential neuroscience (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 190. ISBN 978-0-7817-8383-5. 
  4. ^ Schienle A, Scharmüller W (August 2013). "Cerebellar activity and connectivity during the experience of disgust and happiness". Neuroscience. 246: 375–81. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2013.04.048. PMID 23639880. 

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