The unusual case of a woman without a cerebellum that surprised the scientific community

The cerebellum is an area attached to the brain that is essential for the proper functioning of our nervous system. Located in the brain, its main function is to integrate sensory and motor pathways. The cerebellum connects information received by the senses to send and control the commands that the cerebral cortex gives to the musculoskeletal system.

Woman has lived 24 years without a cerebellum … and is expecting a baby

In fact, this is what we believed until now. Scientific publication Brain reported in recent days the curious case of a 24-year-old Chinese woman who, after undergoing several medical examinations to discover the cause of the vomiting, dizziness and discomfort she suffered, he found out he didn’t have a cerebellum. It goes without saying that this surprised both the patient and the scientific community.

In addition, the young woman without the cerebellum is pregnant, as confirmed by Brain. Apparently, the pregnancy had no complications and no history of neurological disorder was detected in her relatives. However, she pointed out that the girl’s mother confirmed that the patient’s motor and communicative development was late. In his words, he did not walk without help until he was six years old and his ability to communicate was delayed for up to seven hours. Delays which, as is easy to deduce, have occurred due to the absence of a cerebellum.

One of nine documented cases of people without a cerebellum

The young woman is one of nine adults who have documented success survive childhood without having a cerebellum. Of these nine cases, six are women and three are men.

The strange case of this Chinese woman demonstrates the wonderful capacity of our brains to adapt to survival in the face of the most inhospitable conditions. In this case, even without having a part, the cerebellum, which is considered essential for the performance of basic functions. Prove this also that the brain system is capable of substituting functions and make up for missing pieces.

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