The cerebellum is the part of the brain that controls balance. It is responsible for coordination, fine muscle control, posture and equilibrium, in addition to attention and language. It is found at the back of the brain... More »

Dreams are controlled by a part of the brain called the cerebral cortex. During REM sleep, signals sent from another part of the brain, the pons, are relayed through the thalamus to the cerebral cortex, and it is the cer... More »

The part of the brain that controls consciousness is the frontal lobe. Other activities controlled by the frontal lobe include problem solving, decision making, emotions and control of purposeful behaviors. More »

The cerebellum, Latin for "little brain," is the part of the brain that is partly responsible for the movement, coordination and balance of the body. The cerebellum sits at the back of the skull, below the two cerebral h... More »

Cerebellar degeneration is the deterioration and death of neurons in the cerebellum, which is the part of the brain controlling balance and muscle coordination, reports the National Institute of Neurological Disorders an... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

In a Chiari malformation, part of the cerebellum is pushed down into the spinal canal because the skull is misshapen or abnormally small. The spinal fluid may not be able to flow freely, causing blocked signals between t... More » World View Social Sciences Psychology

The cerebellum is the part of the brain that controls procedural memory for motor skills, as well as muscle control. Part of becoming a skilled athlete involves constant practice. Not only does this develop muscle streng... More »