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Coordination Junction

  • Published14 May 2018
  • Reviewed14 May 2018
  • Author Michael W. Richardson
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN
High-resolution scan of a mouse cerebellum
Tom Deerinck and Mark Ellisman, National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research (NCMIR).

Many of your movements, from performing complex choreography to writing a letter, are coordinated by the cerebellum. This brain region, located at the base of the brain, is dense with neurons that help execute fine motor functions — they manage the small muscle movements and timing necessary for your most intricate tasks. The above image is a high-resolution scan of a mouse cerebellum.

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