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What is the cerebellum?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The cerebellum is a portion of the brain in the back of the head between the cerebrum and the brain stem. The cerebellum controls balance for walking and standing, and other complex motor functions.

Picture of lateral view of brain

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