The cerebellum, which represents only one-eighth of the total weight of the human brain, coordinates the brain's instructions for skilled repetitive movements and for maintaining balance and posture. It is a prominent structure located above the brainstem.

Source: NIDA (NIH)1

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Cerebellum: The part of brain that lies behind the Brain Stem in the posterior base of skull (Cranial Fossa, Posterior). It is also known as the "little brain" with convolutions similar to those of Cerebral Cortex, inner white matter, and deep cerebellar nuclei. Its function is to coordinate voluntary movements, maintain balance, and learn motor skills.2

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  1. Source: NIDA (NIH): teens.drugabuse.gov/ teachers/ mind-over-matter/ teachers-guide
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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