The cerebellum is responsible not only for coordination, but also social behavior


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A new study by Medical College albert Einstein showed that the cerebellum was responsible not only for physical coordination but also for social behavior.

For a long time this area of the brain Mohsen was considered mainly involved in motor coordination. It turned out that it also helps to control the remuneration scheme of the brain – the cerebellum plays an important role in the processing of reward system and social behavior. The study of its functioning could potentially lead to new strategies for the treatment of drug addiction.

Structure the size of a fist, located just above the brain stem, was undervalued. According to a new analysis, the cerebellum is still unexplored way involved in the launch of dopamine release that affects the brain areas responsible for the stimulus, said lead author Kamran Hodaah (Kamran Khodakhah).