Sometimes it seems to us that Human Body It has already been studied in its entirety, but even something finite may have unknown chants. O scientists they are analyzing all the time the behavior of our body and so discover other unexplored places. When you perform a brain atlasThese researchers have discovered a new region never seen before and that is not present in other primates.
The responsible person is George Paxinos, a brain researcher and cartographer at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). The brain region was named Nucleus Endorestiform and is close to the conjunction hawthorn. Although he is only now able to see it in an image, the professor suspected it had existed for more than 30 years.
It may be what makes us special like humans.
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When we talk about unique features of humans versus monkeys, for example, not only takes into account the shape of the body, but also the brain size. This new brain region is not present in Rhesus monkeys, whose brains have also been studied. Perhaps this area is what makes us different from other species, according to Paxinos: "This region may be what makes humans unique, in addition to our brain of larger size '.
Because of the location of the brain where it is located, the region may be motor functions, for balance and position. This can mean progress in the fight against diseases such as Parkinson's. In fact, the brain atlas of this scientist are already used in medicine and research, so this comes to broaden existing information.
The discovery was published in the scientist's book entitled Human brain stem: Cytoarchitecture, chemoarchitecture, myeloarchitecture. His advances continue to contribute to the study of neuroscience and neurosurgery, mapping brain connections, an important goal in the last century.