I drink probable more than 100 oz if water a day and yet I am still thirsty! There is evidence to suggest that the cerebellum is responsible for a number of cognitive tasks. Here are a few of them: sensory processing and discrimination, mental imagery, motor learning, classical conditioning, non-motor learning and memory, linguistic processing, timing estimation, emotion perception and experience, visual spatial memory, executive function (including verbal working memory, strategy, reasoning, and verbal fluency) , and autonomic functions including the experience and anticipation of pain, thirst, hunger, and smell.
So ~ in summary ~ all of the above mentioned functions go haywire when the cerebellum is being squished into the spinal column!
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
One of the nice side effects of Chiari is an unquenchable thirst. Apparently, the cerebellum is in charge of my thirst meter.