Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Cerebellum

  • Islam ZaydanEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_303

Definition

The cerebellum, one of the three major portions of the brain, is involved with the coordination of voluntary movements as well as the control of equilibrium (Fig. 1).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NeurologyVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA