The human brain That is still surprising. Recently a cartographer of this human organ has found a new brain region what i call Endestestiform nucleus, This discovery was made by George Paxinos AO, professor of Australian Neuroscience Research (NeuRA).
Professor Paxinos suspected the existence of Endocriform Nucleus 30 years ago, but only now can he see it because of better coloring and image techniques. When commenting on this discovery, the professor Paxinos say it can be compared to finding new stars.
"The region interesting because it seems not to exist in rhesus monkeys and in other animals we have studied, "said Professor Paxinos, adding that" this region can be what makes humans unique besides the size of our brains. "
The endorestiform nucleus is located in the inferior cerebellar pedunk, an area that integrates sensory and motoric information to improve posture, balance and fine motor movements.
"I can only guess its function, but considering the part of the brain where it is found, it can be involved in controlling fine motor"said Professor Paxinos.
The discovery of the region can help researchers explore drugs for diseases such as Parkinson's disease and motor neuron disease.
A neurologist who investigates neurological disease or psychiatry using a teacher map Paxinos to guide your work. Professor Paxinos' brain attaché is considered the most accurate for identification of brain structures and is also used in neurosurgery.
A more detailed understanding of architecture and nervous system connectivity has been at the center of most of the major discoveries in neuroscience over the past 100 years.
"The Professor Paxinos atlases show detailed morphology and connections from human brain and the spinal cord provides a critical framework for researchers to evaluate the hypothesis of synaptic function with care for brain disease"said Professor Peter Schofield, executive director of NeuRA.
"It is truly an honor for Elsevier to continue Professor Paxinos' publication heritage with us," said Natalie Farra, Elsevier's lead editor. "His books are recognized throughout the world for their experiences and uses for brain mapping, and for their contribution to our understanding of structure, function, and brain development"
Professor Paxinos is the author of the most quoted publications in neuroscience and 52 other highly detailed brain maps. These maps track research courses in the field of neurosurgery and neuroscience, which enable exploration, discovery and development of treatments for brain diseases and disorders.
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