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Wed, Sep 17

Woman born without cerebellum discovered.

DON’T mind the gap. A woman has reached the age of 24 without anyone realizing she was missing a large part of her brain. The case highlights just how adaptable the organ is.

The discovery was made when the woman was admitted to the Chinese PLA General Hospital of Jinan Military Area Command in Shandong Province complaining of dizziness and nausea. She told doctors she’d had problems walking steadily for most of her life, and her mother reported that she hadn’t walked until she was 7 and that her speech only became intelligible at the age of 6.

Read the full story at New Scientist.