the human brain It's still surprising. Recently, a cartographer of this human organ has discovered a the new region of the brain which I call Endestestiform nucleus, this discovery was made by George Paxinos AO, professor of Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA).
Professor Paxinos suspected the existence of Endorestiform Nucleus 30 years ago, but he has just been able to see it due to better coloring and image techniques. When commenting on this discovery, Professor Paxinos says it can be compared to finding a new star.
"The region is interesting because it seems to be absent in rhesus monkey and other animals we have studied, "said Professor Paxinos, adding that" this region could be what makes people unique in addition to the size of our brain. "
The endoresistant nucleus is located in the inferior cerebellum, an area that integrates sensory and motor information to improve the posture, balance and smooth movements of the engine.
"I can guess their function, but considering the part of the brain where it was found, it could be involved in controlling fine engines"says Professor Paxinos.
The discovery of the region can help researchers explore the belts for diseases such as Parkinson's disease and disease of motor neurons.
Neuroscientists investigating neurological or psychiatric illnesses use the teacher's maps Paxinos to guide your work. Professor Paxinos's cerebral atlases are considered the most accurate to identify brain structures and are also used in neurosurgery.
An increasingly detailed understanding of the architecture and connectivity of the nervous system has been central to most of the major findings in neuroscience over the past 100 years.
Atlas of Professor Paxinos showing a detailed morphology and his connections the human brain and the spinal cord provides a critical framework for researchers to evaluate hypotheses of synaptic function to treatments for brain diseasessaid Professor Peter Schofield, Chief Executive of NeuRA.
"It is truly an honor for Elsevier to continue with us the legacy of Professor Paxinos' publication," said Natalie Farra, Elsevier's principal editor. "His books are recognized worldwide for their experience and usefulness for mapping the brain 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 other 52 very detailed brain maps. The maps follow the research course in neurosurgery and neuroscience, allowing the exploration, discovery and development of treatments for diseases and disorders of the brain.
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