"The cerebellum is like a really fast math-coprocessor for the brain. It can take in multiple channels of input (vestibular, auditory, occular, signals from other parts of the brain), and anything that the brain has learned previously, it can "automate" it, including the retrieval of information responsible not only for motor movement, but for cognition and memory as well. Anyway, exercises are just designed to challenge the cerebellum's ability to perform different combinations of these functions at the same time so it grows and gets more efficient. "
"The cerebellum is like a half way house to the unconscious and stores information until it is taken to
the unconscious basement. It also regulates vital bodily functions and habit patterns, coordinates
muscle action, balance and posture and much more."
"The insula is here employed again, in its auspices of maintainer of bodily homeostasis, and of assignment of proper response to stimuli. The cerebellum is, like faceless angels, massively modular, and performs a great deal of basic processing to feed the rest of the brain's functions-as well as fine motor control. I assume this latter would issue the minute corrections to the wheels of sun and moon, should they require adjustment "
"The cerebellum is like a modem with 10,000 channels in it, and some of those channels will be working fine, some won't be."
"So the cerebrum matters, but not the cerebellum-how neurons are connected, not just how many of them. The cerebellum is like a great archipelago-millions of islands separated by an impassable sea."
"The cerebellum is like the Supreme Court of the brain: it judges whether the movements being carried out by the basal ganglia (the Congress) are faithful to the to the commands of the cortex(The President)."
The cerebellum acts like an air traffic controller who gathers an unbelievable amount of information at every moment, including (for example) the position of your hand, your arm, and your nose, the speed of their movements, and the effects of potential obstacles in their path, so that your finger can achieve a "soft landing" on the tip of your nose
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