Scientists Discover ‘New’ Area of Brain

Scientists Discover ‘New’ Area of Brain

Region helps us ponder what could have been

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2014 11:19 AM CST | Updated Jan 29, 2014 11:37 AM CST
25 people’s brains using two imaging techniques. Putting the scans together helped the scientists learn about connections between the ventrolateral frontal cortex—which deals with language and cognition—and the rest of the brain, the Guardian reports. From there, the experts divided the ventrolateral frontal cortex into 12 regions, and then scanned monkeys’ brains looking for those same regions. The scans indicate that monkeys have 11 of them—but only humans have the lateral frontal pole, Science 2.0 reports. In other words, the site notes, it’s part of “what makes us human.” (More brain news: Older brains aren’t weaker.)

Scientists have located a new part of the brain.

Right Large Temporo-Parietal Epidermoid (Brain)Tumor

Educational film on the surgical removal an epidermoid tumor/cyst of the brain.