The functions of the cerebellum have been established on the basis of the affections that can come over them and on the way in which the organism reacts to these damages. The natural progression of understanding the functions and the way in which this part acts has been therefore placed under the research of the damages and of the affections that can happen to the small brain and to its reactions. From these studies, the researchers have been able to pinpoint some of the main functions of the small brain, the way in which they act and process, what are the issues that may affect these functions and how the entire proper and improper functionality can be rendered and treated.
The main function that has surfaced out of the studies related to the damaging issues of the small brain have been connected with motor control. This means that the small brain is the one that coordinates the motor abilities of the body, in relation with movements of all kinds. Precision, movements, activity are just some of the functions, which have integrated into the general characteristic of the small brain and are also some of the most important ones for the correct activity of the human body in almost all daily instances. Some of the other smaller functions of it, which have been discovered much later on, have been connected to the processing of language, attention and imagery of the brain. Therefore, the small brain is also the one that coordinates some of our most important perceptions in relation to the way in which we conceive, imagine and understand the world around us and its most important factors and activities.
The cerebellum is therefore one of the very important parts of the human neurological system. Without it and its proper functionality, we would not be able to have all the connections made between what we want to do and the motor that helps us transform intention into action. The importance of the motor function, of the attention, imagination and language functions are valuable and vital for the way in which we live our lives, due to the fact that they are the ones to make us live properly in our world. As a result, the health of the cerebellum is one that must always be a priority and any change in the way we perceive these normal functions should be submitted to a medical consult.