The region of the brain, called the endothelial nucleus, was found near the spinal cord junction after nearly 30 years of suspecting its existence for the first time, academic sources said on Tuesday.
"The the region is intriguing because it appears to be lacking in rhubarb and other animals "said George Paxinos, a brain mapper and expert at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).
– They have to there are some things that are unique in the human brain beyond its size and the end-terminal nucleus may be one of them, "said the Greco-Australian expert at Neuroscientific Research Australia and the author of the leading global atlas of the brain.
on end-terminal nucleus It is located in the lower part of the brainstem, an area that integrates sensor and motor information to fine-tune posture, balance and subtle movements including small movements in the hands, feet, fingers, lips or tongue.
"I can only guess his functions, but given the part of his brain he can to participate in the control of fine motor movements", He said.
on discovery It can contribute to exploring ways to treat diseases such as Parkinson's disease and other neuromotor diseases, according to the statement.