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Cerebellum and Learning

The cerebellum has projections into many areas of the brain which are needed for optimal cognitive functioning. We can use the cerebellum to help with learning and regulation!

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Specific movements such as the ones in Brain Bootcamp can activate various areas of the cerebellum, which results in activation of multiple regions of the brain needed for learning and emotional regulation. As gross motor, fine motor, balancing and eye exercises all activate different parts of the cerebellum, making this part of your daily routine can improve the outcomes of your students. If the cerebellum is improved, then learning and mood are improved!


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Hatten, M. E. (2020). Adding cognitive connections to the cerebellum: During evolution, duplication of subnuclei generates broader cerebellar projections. Science, 370(6523), 1411.

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