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Objective

The student will learn more about the important role of the cerebellum.

Activity

Explain that the cerebellum is involved in balance, coordination, and a variety of other regulatory functions. Marijuana affects the cerebellum, resulting in impairments in coordination of motor behavior and reaction time. Students will search the Internet and other sources for more information about the role and function of the cerebellum and will make a list of ways that disrupting the function of the cerebellum would affect their day-to-day behavior.