When Reese began discussing the cerebellum with me, I thought it was particularly intoxicating to find out that the cerebellum is considered to be the ‘tree of life’ in our brains. If a cerebellum is dissected, the inner portion looks like a tree.
What was even more fascinating to me is the fact that no matter which animal’s cerebellum is dissected, they all have this feature. So, it did not surprise me to find out through my research that this portion of our brains is the older portion. Besides not being unique to humans and being the neuron center (if your remember, the cerebellum contains over 50 percent of the neurons in our brains), the mere presence of the cerebellum in animals depicts to scientists that it existed there before humans even came into existence. Thus, by dissecting an animal’s cerebellum, much can be obtained for human purposes.
Let’s face it, I am not the best science person that I know. That does not mean that science does not fascinate me – especially if the information that I obtain can help me show my clients more often that I believe that With Age Comes Respect.
I suppose that is why I am always looking for more and better information. I guess I believe that the more I know, the more I can potentially do for others!