A 24-year-old woman was admitted to a hospital complaining of dizziness and nausea – in the Shandong Province of China.
She reported she had been unable to stand until age 4 and not able to talk coherently until age 6. Throughout her life she had been plagued by balance problems.
In spite of these minor health issues, the woman was happily married, with a child and had functioned normally in society for many years.
After some investigation her problem was identified – her entire cerebellum was missing. A crucial part of the brain that – in this case – the human body has managed to adjust and compensate for through amazing rewiring of the brain to allow the woman to operate as a normal member of society.