The Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome
2016 CSF RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM : Cognition in Chiari Malformation & CSF Disorder
San Diego, California - September 24, 2016
Dr. Jeremy Schmahmann explains how cognitive function and even human emotion (cognitive affect) can be severely affected when cerebellar anatomy is disrupted at the 2016 CSF Research Colloquium in San Diego, California.
At the 2016 CSF Research Colloquium a group consisting of neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuropsychologists, pain management specialists, mathematicians and other experts came together to discuss a new and rather troubling problem: cognitive dysfunction in children and adults with Chiari malformation and cerebrospinal fluid disorders.
There is emerging evidence that suggests these patients experience significant cognitive issues that may play an important role in how those patients feel before and after treatment. This meeting was held to describe these problems and to discuss the different possible reasons that they may be occurring.
The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this Colloquium are their own, based upon their individual specific experiences or their general observations reacting to hypothetical circumstances. The views expressed and the statements made by participating physicians do not represent specific medical advice nor do they represent any official policy or position taken by CSF. (2016)