Emotional Stress & Changes in the Neurology of the Cerebellum

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2016 CSF RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM : Cognition in Chiari Malformation & CSF Disorder

San Diego, California - September 24, 2016
Dr. Si-Quong June Liu discusses the work she has done in her lab studying the mouse cerebellum and its response to emotional stresses.  Dr. Liu and her team have found long-lasting changes in neuronal activity in mice who have been exposed to emotional stress, which is potentially very important when considering the effect of emotional stress on the cerebellum of patients with Chiari malformation and other stressful medical conditions.

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.

*Important: 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)

Revised: 9/2019