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A 36-year-old female asked:

other than the cerebellum, is there another part of the brain that helps with balance?

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Dr. Steven Simon
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Balance centers : We balance due to a combination of propioception or special receptors in large joints that tell the cerebellum we are vertical. Also in the brain we have semi circular canal fluid that provides feedback for head position and body position if we are not vertical. The eyes provide additional input regarding ground floor reaction and are useful for foot placement.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How does the cerebellum help you keep your balance?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Homeostasis: Cerebellar function needs to balance left vrs right impulses, and neurochemical impulses from cerebellum modulate chemical impulses from basal ganglia. This is all a fine balancing situation, responding to external proprioceptors from external limbs.

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