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Boy Without a Cerebellum Baffles Doctors

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posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 12:59 AM
reply to post by darrman

Well if you get sick you get sick. Not much you can do about that. But you should consider how little doctors really know whenever you run across an "expert." Expert economists, geniuses according to some, ran our (and the worlds) economy nearly into the ground. Expert business people, and financial advisers, made horrible choices.

Human beings know a whole lot of nothing about everything. Which wouldnt be so bad, if we treated what information we DO have as working knowledge, and were very cautious about getting too cocky, and made sure to constantly be taking in new info and adjusting course.

But we dont. We are lazy, and we want to believe once you know something, you can turn your brain to mush and stop paying attention. You cant. You need to make learning a life long journey, because human knowledge has been through history, and continues to be today, an unfolding. A process.

That doesnt mean dont listen to people who know as much as we can, it just means dont be so certain you can base all your actions and choices on their expertise. Dont be afraid, or too lazy, to look yourself, do some research, see what the new info is, and even trust your intuition if it is crying out.

Socrates was the wisest man because he alone knew he didnt know. Which meant he never shut his eyes, he keep looking.

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 01:20 AM
Makes you wonder how the brain rewired itself to allow those funtions and what part of the brain picked up those responsibilites?

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 06:54 AM
wow that is simply amazing ...

i agree never give up on your kids. i never have and all of my girls have turned out to be awesome

watching that video put a huge smile on my face ...

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 07:36 AM
Nice post OP. Check out this article too....

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 07:54 AM
I would like to know how he is when he is 16.

They said that he has lost his emotions. Well, I heard him laugh, isent that an emotion?

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 08:26 AM
Love makes miracles, My son was born with Congenital Myotonic M.D. the doctors, who were "pediatric specialist" told my wife and I that our son was going to die with in a week. His illness causes severely low muscle tone, it makes it difficult breath because chest muscles are not strong enough to expand lungs, facial muscles are not strong enough to close his mouth to suck or eat.

As a result of his illness the doctors did not want to feed him, they wanted to basically let him starve to death. We were asked to sign D.N.R. orders, and asked if we would like to donate any organs. They said if he manages to live he will need a trachea to breath and a G tube to be feed, he will never walk or talk, and will be severely retarded for life. We were devastated! cried all night.

I don't know how to explain this but the next morning, I woke up with the most overwhelming feeling that he would be fine, I went to the hospital every day with a smile on my face! I was approached by a doctor who asked to talk to us. They felt that we were in shock and do not accept what they were telling us. I said to the doctor, "with all due respect, I want you to do every thing you can possibly do for him, stop telling me what he can't do and start telling me what he can do! If you have nothing positive to say to us about his progress then keep it to your self because we don't want to here it"!

My son, is now 11ys old! he is in the 5th grade, he loves pizza, and the same food you and I love, He plays soccer and needs no assistance walking. He can read a grade level above his level, music plays a huge part in his life, and people gravitate to him. He is still a little slow, but that is ok! He truly displays unconditional love for everyone he meets, and I think that is why everyone wants to be around him. I think of him as a reincarnated wise old sole!

Doctors tend to use the only tool that they have in some situations, that is the text book norm. Most doctors, don;t like to provide false hope, but in some situations hope is all you have and doctors or anyone else should never take that from you! I don't feel things would have turned out the way they did if our son "picked up" that we had given up hope on him.

edit on 2/16/11 by xyankee because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 08:32 AM
reply to post by darrman

hmmm , isn't the cerebelum THE REPTILIAN BRAIN?
Then this boy is 100% human

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 08:34 AM

Originally posted by Xcalibur254
reply to post by darrman

I saw this earlier and didn't post it because I knew people would react like you did. This article is in no way a condemnation against neurology and neuroscience. I actually find it to be one of the most exciting cases of all time. My hypothesis is that once actual research is done, it will be found that the function of the cerebellum and the pons has been remapped to a different part of the brain, showing the true extent of neuroplasticity. This kid could end up being the Phineas Gage for a new century.

Why isn't it justifiable to state that neuroscience doesn't know everything?

I think that is all that was being said by the poster who knocked them.

This kind of thing, where extreme brain damage does not result in death or undue hinderence happens a LOT more than people imagine it does.

Here's a story from the UK, about a boy (1980's) born...without a brain. He only had about 1mm thickness of brain tissue, lining the skull, the rest of the space, where his actual brain should have grown, was filled with fluid.
Yet, remarkably, this boy went on to have an IQ measured at 126, and went to University and gained a 1st class honours degree!

1mm of brain!

Lot's of these sorts of cases happen all the time, and more often than not, the neurologists in attendance exclaim that it should be impossible for the patient to be alive, let alone higher functioning.
And that they do not understand what is happening.

That's not condemning neurology or neuroscience, it's simply stating a fact. They do good work, but they don't understand half of what they would like to. Basically, they are not all knowing, even if some of them would prefer that the public thought that they were. They're human, we're all constantly learning..even doctors.

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 08:45 AM
reply to post by spikey

Haven't heard of it untill now...
Well then , we , us, that are NORMAL we must be VERY LAZY or "something"...
There was something about 1 brain power is equal to total world CPU's :

we have clearly been modified genetically sometime in distant past in order to NOT USE ALL THE BRAIN and bee more dumm and obedient...
If all humans would use not 100% of their brain , but 50 % I REALLY THINK THIS WORLD WOULD BE A LOT BETTER PLACE!
Maybe it will happen someday!

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 08:49 AM
reply to post by darrman

Oh...look, the human brain did something the doctors didn't know amazing that we Gods who know all about everything could be caught by surprise like this...the shame...

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 09:03 AM
reply to post by leaualorin

We do use 100% of our brains. If you do an MRI on a normal brain that is actively engaged you will see that pretty much the whole brain is active. The belief that we only use 10% of our brain is a throw back to at least the 19th century, but pop psychologists continue to claim it as truth because it sounds good.

You'll find, especially in infants, the brain is unbelievably plastic. This is why children like these can survive. However, if a grown adult were to lose their cerebellum or pons they would not be able to recover. Just look at the irreparable damage caused by the relatively minor lesioning caused by a stroke.

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 11:12 AM

Originally posted by Xcalibur254
reply to post by darrman

I actually find it to be one of the most exciting cases of all time. My hypothesis is that once actual research is done, it will be found that the function of the cerebellum and the pons has been remapped to a different part of the brain, showing the true extent of neuroplasticity.

no offense but it's a pretty blatantly obvious hypothesis, I doubt the scientists are sitting there scratching their heads wondering how this kid was born with an invisible Cerebellem.

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 01:00 PM
reply to post by darrman

thank you all for reading!!

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:37 AM
i just thought, because he had those brainparts during at least a part of his fetal development, maybe what happened is that those parts were integrated as bunch of cells into the other areas of the brain (that they simply stopped dividing and growing and so the remaining tissue of the brain that had grown normally grew all around them and integrating them...of course, still one hell of a rewire had to be done) , thus their function would still exist, yet it would be limited due to their much smaller size or unfinished development. plus that way they be hidden on MRI (and i doubt anybody would want to do that boy a brain biopsy anyway
). it just seems a bit more likely rather than they simply dissappeared, but its only my theory.

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:46 AM
reply to post by darrman

Cerebellum isn't the shocking part.

Whats more shocking? He's missing the pons as well.. I didn't know anyone could possibly survive without that structure

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 05:51 AM
Great story.

The sooner you realise you know nothing the sooner you are to knowing all.

You are told what way to think as soon as you begin to communicate.

Imagine the untapped potential inside everyone because you are told how to think. You are told what is possible and what is impossible.

nothing is Possible.

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 05:57 PM
reply to post by JohnySeagull

Possible is nothing.

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