According to the 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 are constantly learning about it something new. Thus, the Australian neuroscientist George Paxinos of the research Institute NeuRA discovered a new area of the brain, which makes people unique in its kind creatures. At the moment it is believed that in other animals of this division simply no.
New brain area was named Endorestiform Nucleus. The neuroscientist guessed its existence long ago, but he could prove it only 30 years later, thanks to modern visualization technologies. The name is due to the fact that the Department is located at the beginning of the spinal cord, inside the inferior cerebellar peduncle.
According to Professor Paxinos, the cerebellar leg is like a river that carries information from the spinal cord to the cerebellum. The Endorestiform Nucleus Department is something of an island with a bunch of neurons. Its purpose is still unknown, but neuroscientists suggest that it is responsible for fine motor skills. It is believed that further study may help to develop a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
In the coming months, a group of neuroscientists led by Paxinos intends to study the brain of the closest relatives of humans — chimp monkeys. If the Department is not detected even in them, we can assume that Endorestiform Nucleus is a distinctive feature of the human nervous system.
Scientists are able to detect more unusual areas of the brain. In June, neuroscientists from the United States and Canada spoke about the area of the brain responsible for religious experience. Further work in this area will help to improve people’s mental health.