Tuesday, February 15, 2011

missing cerebellum, nature, nurture

He is missing his entire cerebellum the areas of the brain that control motor skills and also language skills, and the pons which controls basic functions such as breathing and sleeping. Somehow without these areas of the brain, he survives, and does things that no one expects.

But all this raises questions about how the brain, mind and consciousness works. This particular case has shattered all conventional theories about how the brain works. According to conventional theories, Chase Britton should be a vegetable, unable to sit, stand, walk, talk. He is doing that. He shouldn't even be alive. Yet he is.

Boy with missing cerebellum baffles scientists

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