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Postby twinkle » Wed Sep 28, 2005 1:40 pm

what wud happen if the cerebellum were removed from the human brain?
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:26 pm

The removing of the cerebellum is compatible with life, but in the first weeks after removal causes atony(lack of muscular tonus), astazia(you can not hold your balance without a large support) and asthenia(fast muscular fatigue). The functions of the cerebellum are gradually taken over by the cortex, and in a couple of moths you are back to normal. But i wouldn't try removing someone's cerebellum if i were you, it ain't as easy as it sounds :wink:
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