Introducing the enlarging brain: human cerebellum different (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Friday, May 22, 2020, 20:56 (10 days ago) @ David Turell

Our cerebellum ties into the cerebral cortex to facilitate speech production and understanding:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0028393218301052?dgcid=raven_sd_...

"Cerebellar lesions influence language processing.

Brain imaging and non-invasive cerebellar stimulation accumulated complimentary evidence.

"The cerebellum supports verbal short-term/working memory.

"The cerebellum also has a role in linguistic/semantic predictions and word generation.

"The cerebellum might be involved in short-term prediction and coordination of language-related information."

Abstract

"Lesion studies emphasize the role of the human cerebellum in a variety of cognitive processes. To date, most evidence comes from studies investigating language-related functions, such as verbal short-term/working memory, word generation, or linguistic/semantic predictions. This review summarizes brain imaging, non-invasive cerebellar stimulation and lesion studies in this field. Converging evidence suggests a cerebellar role in error processing and memory encoding although findings are partly contradictory. Future research should focus on common principles of cerebellar processing across different forms of cognitive performance to assess basic principles of cerebellar function."

Comment: the human brain contains the ability for the cerebellum to help with language. This is a special addition not present in apes. This further supports my approach to brain enlargement, that it has to be specially designed for the new processes of which it is capable. Hard thought is not capable of this result, which requiers special design.


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