A discovery that could surprise everybody even the scientists, a 24-year-old Chinese woman has been reported living a largely normal life in the absence of a key brain part, the cerebellum.
Brain is the most important and complex organ of any living organism, including the humans. If brain stops functioning, then a person is said to be dead or ‘brain dead’ in medical terms. Brain is responsible for regulating our body parts, giving us every type of skills including learning, intellectual and decision-making. Hence, it can be easily deciphered that its each part, even the minutest nerve, plays a significant role in the human life.
Cerebellum, one of the important parts of the brain, is responsible for talking and movement of limbs.
According to the Chinese doctors, the young girl was able to carry her all daily work normally. The only problem that she faced was an unsteady walk and slightly slurred way of talking.
According to Dr Feng Yu and his colleagues at a military hospital in Shangdong province of China, the cerebellum-less woman is living a successful and normal married life and has a daughter.
The doctors made the amazing discovery when the woman visited them with complains of nausea and vomiting for a month. After the doctors performed CT and MRI scans on her, they found the cerebellum missing.
The cerebellum, also known as the ‘little brain’ in Latin, controls key attributes of human including precision and coordination of motor functions. It also controls language abilities.
According to the mother of the Chinese woman, when her daughter was just four years of age she used to stand up without any help and by the time she was six, she started walking on her own. However, she never ran or jumped. Moreover, her speech was not intelligible until she was 6 years of age.
The study was published in the scientific journal Brain.