Professor George Paxinos of Neuroscience Research Australia has discovered a hidden region of the human brain.
The newly discovered region called Endorestiform Nucleus is located in the lower cerebellar peduncle, an area that integrates sensory and motor information to refine our posture, balance, and fine motor skills
Professor Paxinos suspected his existence three decades ago But they are only now seeing better dyeing and imaging techniques.
"The endorestriform nucleus is intriguing because it is apparently absent in rhesus monkeys and other animals we studied," said Professor Paxinos.
"This region could make humans unique besides our larger brain size. "
" I can only assume the function of the brain, considering the part of the brain where it was found, it could be involved in fine motor skills, "he added.
The discovery of the region is in Professor Paxino's latest book entitled & # 39; Human Brainstem: Cytoarchitecture, Chemoarchitecture, Myeloarchitecture .
It may help researchers to research cures for diseases such as Parkinson's disease and motor neurone disease direct their work.
The brain atlases of Professor Paxinos are referred to as the most accurate for identifying brain structures and are also used in the Used neurosurgery.
"Professor Paxinos atlases show detailed morphology and connections between the human brain and the spine provide an important framework for researchers to test hypotheses ranging from synapse function to the treatment of brain disease," said Professor Peter Schofield , CEO of Neuroscience Research Australia.
George Paxinos, Teri Furlong and Charles Watson. Human Brainstem: Cytoarchitecture, Chemoarchitecture, Myeloarchitecture . Academic Press, 201