Study shows that the cerebellum is involved in processing emotions, with implications for ataxia care

For a long time, the fact that the cerebellum plays an important role in regulating our emotions—such as when processing fear—has been ignored. Professor Melanie Mark from Ruhr-University Bochum and Professor Dagmar Timmann from the University of Duisburg-Essen are two of the first researchers to provide experimental evidence that the cerebellum contributes towards both the learning and the extinction of conditioned fear responses. They report on this in the journal eNeuro.

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