The family of a boy without a cerebellum found out how to take its place
What an awesome article! Thanks for sharing it. JD
Thank you Alan, for sharing the article.
I am perplexed, how can a brain atone for the total lack of a cerebellum, but not for a damaged one? Is it because his brain was still growing? And if so, does this help explain why stem cells are beneficial?
I read earlier that there are theories that many dominant ataxias are thought to be related to the mechanics of aging, and therefore are triggered by the aging process itself. The first multiple symptoms I had were around age 36, so that agrees with that theory.
Back to this article about the boy, I am so happy that the rest of his brain was able to compensate for the missing cerebellum. Perhaps researchers might look at his case and learn something that could benefit those with ataxia.