Little brain - Cerebellum

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The cerebellum sits at the backseat of your brain, a grey tissue that looks like an alien spaceship docked under the cerebrum. It connects to your entire network of the central nervous system through the brain stem and performs as the automated controller of your movements, spatial prediction of movements, balance, and procedural learning, learning and correcting movements by using visual cues from the environment around you.

This little brain (or the old brain) is something that’s an evolutionary remnant when compared to the cerebrum (usually called ‘the new brain’ as it’s more attributed to the modern human evolution).

In a nutshell, the cerebellum is the primary area of the brain that helps you shuffle through a busy crowd with coordinated and precise limb movements and balance and successfully enable you to climb up the stairs of a building.