A researcher has discovered a new part of the human brain. According to Dr. Michio Kaku, famous physicist and futurist, the brain is the most complex object in the whole universe. That’s why after massive research, we are still detecting new fragments of it. However, it seems like humans have an additional type of brain part that is not present in other primates. George Paxinos, Neuroscientist and his colleagues at Neuroscience Research Australia, successfully discovered the hidden part of the brain. Although, the region was not revealed in the previously executed researches.
The scientists named the new finding as of the endorestiform nucleus, as it is present within the inferior cerebellar peduncle. It is located at the base of the brain, close to the point where the brain connects to the spinal cord. According to the professor, the finding is interesting because it is not present in the rhesus monkey and other animals that they have studied. Besides of human’s large brain size, the region is one that makes us different from other mammals. George also told that the inferior cerebellar peduncle seems to be like a river and it transfers information from the spinal cord. Furthermore, it brainstems the data to the cerebellum. Also, the scientists say the endorestiform is a cluster of neurons.
However, George says it is like an island in the river. Even though he was suspicious about the presence of the formerly concealed area for many years. George thanks to the top-notch staining and imaging techniques that are available today. As a result, the secret part is no more a secret. On the other hand, the function of the endorestiform Nucleus is unknown, as it is present at a region than junctions sensory and motor signals to elaborate our balance, posture and superb motor control. Consequently, professor guesses the new area plays a crucial role in fine motor movements. In the future, the finding could assist to explore treatments for diseases such as Parkinson’s and motor neuron condition.