Movement and the Brain: The Role of the Cerebellum
The cerebellum coordinates learned motor skills such as walking, driving, tying shoelaces, etc. It also plays an important role in attention, long-term memory, spatial perception, impulse control, and the frontal lobe's cognitive functions (the same areas that are stimulated during learning). Now, studies are linking the cerebellum to working memory, speech tasks, and emotional processing. These connections show the link between movement and learning/memory.