Cerebellum stroke

Bill Skaggs skaggs at bns.pitt.edu
Fri Jun 23 14:48:51 EST 2000

Marco de Innocentis <mdeinnocentisNOmdSPAM at hotmail.com.invalid> writes:

> What happens to a person who suffers a bad stroke in the
> cerebellum? Do they become completely paralised or do they
> just lose their sense of equilibrium?
> Marco.

Neither.  They retain the ability to move but their movements
lose precision.  They don't lose their *sense* of equilibrium 
but may have problems balancing because of the loss of precise
motor control.

	-- Bill

(This assumes, of course, that the damage is limited to the
cerebellum.  If it extends into other parts of the brain too,
all bets are off.)

More information about the Neur-sci mailing list

Send comments to us at biosci-help [At] net.bio.net