(ves-tib'yū-lō-ser'ĕ-bel'ŭm), [TA]
Those regions of the cerebellar cortex with predominant afferent fibers that arise from the ganglion vestibulare and the vestibular nuclei; structures included under this term are nodulus, flocculus, ventral parts of the uvula, and small ventral parts of the lingula.
Synonym(s): archeocerebellum
[vestibulo- + L. cerebellum]


The phylogenically oldest part of the cerebellum, which regulates balance and eye movements.

Anatomic components
Flocculonodular lobe and adjacent vermis.

• Vestibular input from semicircular canals and vestibular nuclei;
• Visual input from superior colliculi and visual cortex via pontine nuclei, forming a cortico-ponto-cerebellar pathway.

To medial and lateral vestibular nuclei.

Cause disturbances of balance and gait.
References in periodicals archive ?
1973) Climbing fiber responses evoked in vestibulocerebellum of rabbit from visual pathway.
Thus, the vestibulocerebellum involves interactions between the vestibular nuclei and the flocculonodular lobe, the spinocerebellum involves connections between the anterior and posterior parts of the vermis and the spinal cord and the cerebrocerebellum implies connections between the cerebellar hemispheres and the cerebral cortex.
Topographic organization of inferior olive cells projecting to translational zones in the vestibulocerebellum of pigeons.
The probable locations are the caudal brainstem and the vestibulocerebellum.
The vestibulocerebellum neurally encodes the velocity of eyes moving, either with the head still or in motion ensuring that pursuit and vestibular movements are accurate.
Rotation induced increases of glucose uptake in rat vestibular nuclei and vestibulocerebellum.