Now let's return to the medial view of the right side of the cerebellum (Step #1 above). I have labeled three parts of the cerebellum in Step #1 as A, B, and C. Now imagine if you pulled A towards the midbrain (inferior and superior colliculi) and C towards the spinal cord and rotated the dorsal surface of the cerebellum towards you. JUST STRETCH THE DARN THING OUT AND ROTATE IT ! You have flattened the cerebellum and are now viewing it from its dorsal surface. This is seen in Step #2 above. A schematized drawing of the stretched, flattened dorsal view of the RIGHT cerebellar hemisphere is shown in Step # 3. Point A is most rostral, point C is most caudal and point B is in the middle. A lateral most point D is now visible because of the rotation of the cerebellum to reveal its lateral border (Steps #2 and #3). Note that point D is not visible in Step #1 because it is too far lateral and when point C is viewed from a dorsal angle, as in Steps #2 and #3, the flocculonodular lobe becomes apparent. Finally, if you stretch and flatten both halves of the cerebellum you will end up with the commonly illustrated schematic below.