An Australian neuroscientist has discovered a brain of a brain that has never been seen in well-studied laboratory animals. The…
An Australian neuroscientist has discovered a brain of a brain that has never been seen in well-studied laboratory animals.
The region now under the name Endorestiform Nucleus was first noted 30 years ago, but it was only recently that its existence was confirmed by researchers. The discovery was made possible through recent dyeing and imaging.
“There is nothing nicer for a neuroscientist than finding a previously unknown area of the human brain. The important thing is that this area is absent in monkeys and other animals. There must be some things that are unique to the human brain in addition to its larger size, and this area is probably one of them. “Professor George Paxinos of Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) suspected the existence of Endorestiform Nucleus in the brain, said in a statement.
The newly found region is located in the lower part of the brain beam near the brain backbone, which is responsible for integrating sensory and motor information to correct our posture, balance and motor movement.
The discovery represents a revolutionary new understanding of brain function and suggests a potential target for the treatment of many diseases, including Parkinson’s disease and motor neuron disease.
“Atlas of Professor Paxinos showing detailed morphology and connections of human brain and spine provides a critical framework for researchers to test hypotheses from synaptic function to treatments for brain diseases.” Professor Peter Schofield, CEO of NeuRA, said.
People have extraordinarily big brains that are more than three times bigger than our closest living relatives. Not surprisingly, its behavior is also complex. If we understand more about how the newly discovered region behaves and interacts, we will know more about how it can affect human health.
“What remains to be done is to determine the function of this newly discovered brain region,” said George Paxinos. “Now that it has been mapped, it will be possible to study by the broader research group.”