Brain Area for Decision-Making and Planning is “Uniquely Human"

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Star Trek may have told us that space is humanity’s final frontier, but plenty of uncharted hinterland remains unexplored within the human brain. And scientists at Oxford University recently discovered an area of the brain that contributes to make humans, well, human.

The walnut-sized area, nestled within the frontal cortex, is called the lateral frontal pole. It’s responsible for planning and decision-making and, according to the new findings, has no equivalent in the monkey brain. Researchers thus believe this brain region might be responsible for humans’ upper hand in tasks that require strategic planning, decision-making and multitasking...

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2014/01/30/brain-area-for-decision-making-and-planning-is-uniquely-human/

Posted on 7 Feb 2014, 17:16 - Category: Movies
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