According to American theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, the human brain is the most complex object in the Universe. Based on this statement, it is not surprising that scientists constantly find out something new. For example, an Australian neuroscientist George Paxinos from the research Institute NeuRA have discovered a new area of the brain that makes humans unique beings. At the moment it is believed that in other animals of this division simply no.
New brain area was named Endorestiform Nucleus. Its existence is a neuroscientist guessed long ago, but to prove it he could only after 30 years, thanks to modern imaging technology. The name is due to the fact that the Department is at the beginning of the spinal cord inside the lower cerebellar peduncles inferior cerebellar peduncle.
According to Professor Paxinos, cerebellar leg like a river that carries information from the spinal cord to the cerebellum. Department Endorestiform Nucleus is a sort of island with a bunch of neurons. Its purpose is still unknown, but neuroscientists believe that it is responsible for fine motor skills. It is believed that further study could help to develop drugs against Parkinson’s disease.
In the coming months, a group of neuroscientists led by Paxinos intends to study the brain the next of kin of people — monkeys chimpanzees. If the Department will not be detected even from them, we can assume that Endorestiform Nucleus is the distinguishing feature of the human nervous system.
Scientists detect and more unusual areas of the brain. In June neuroscientists from the U.S. and Canada spoke about the area of the brain responsible for religious experience. Further work in this area will help in improving mental health of people.
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