Professor George Paxinos from Neuroscience Research Australia has discovered a hidden region of the human brain. The endorestiform nucleus is…
Professor George Paxinos from Neuroscience Research Australia has discovered a hidden region of the human brain.
The newly discovered region, called the endorestiform nucleus, lies within the inferior cerebellar peduncle, an area that integrates sensory and motor information to refine our stance, balance and fine motor movements.
Professor Paxinos suspected his existence three decades ago but has only been able to see it due to better dyeing and imaging technology.
“The endorestiform nucleus is exciting because it seems absent in the rhesus monkey and other animals we have studied,” says Professor Paxinos.
“This region can be what makes people unique in addition to our larger brain size.”
] “I can only guess about its function, but with the brain’s part where it has been found it may be involved in fine motor control,” he added.
The discovery of the region is detailed in Professor Paxinos Latest book titled ” Human Brain: Cyto Architecture, Chemistry Architecture, Myelo Architecture . & # 39;
It can help researchers explore cure for diseases, including Parkinson’s disease and motor neuron disease.
Neuroscientists who investigate neurological or psychiatric diseases use Professor Paxino’s maps to lead their work.
Professor Paxino’s brain laser is claimed to be the most accurate for the identification of brain structures and is also used in neurosurgery.
“Professor Paxino’s atlas showing detailed morphology and connections of the human brain and spinal cord, provide a critical framework for researchers to test hypotheses from synaptic function to treatments for brain diseases,” said Professor Peter Schofield, CEO of Neuroscience Research Australia .
George Paxinos, Teri Furlong and Charles Watson. Human Brainstem: Cytoarchitecture, Chemoarchitecture, Myeloarchitecture . Academic Press, 201
9; ISBN: 9780128141847