A new type of brain cell – which may exist only in humans

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Neuroscience is constantly making impressions when it is about studying the brain. There are absolutely no limits for science and there can be no doubt about it. Science knows which cells are important for which particular function. It can use stem cells to heal tissues. But one of the majorly confusing question in the minds of researchers and scientists is what makes humans different from other living beings. In a study performed by researchers from Allen Institute of brain science and the University of Szeged, Hungary revealed a type of brain cell which has never been seen before in any laboratory animals before.

These neurons are called the “rosehip” neurons. Although the researchers are still unsure about the exact functions that these neurons perform. But these neurons fall into the category of inhibitory neurons which ensure the smooth functioning of the brain by slowing down the activity of other brain cells. The researchers have also revealed that these cells only attach to one specific part which means that they are controlling only a specialized information flow. The scientists have also stated that the human brain is just not only an enlarged mouse brain and also that what separates us from all other animals is the capacity and the output a human brain can give. It is not possible for other animal brains to give outputs like a human brain. The capacity of the human brain to understand things and make decisions appropriately makes us different from the others of the animal kingdom.

Jeff Conars

Jeff holds the in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo and the Doctorat en Théologie from the Université de Strasbourg, France. Jeff has taught in departments of religion, philosophy, and health sciences, including the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. Along with his teaching, research, and writing responsibilities, from 1999-2007, he also served as the Clinical Ethicist for Grand River Hospital in Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario.

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