Mole stereo smell
Mole stereo smell – During experiments with moles, neuroscientists from the University of Vanderbildt in the US observed the repetitive patterns of behavior. The proof of the existence of stereo-smell of moles was an experiment in which scientists put the nostrils of moles plastic tubes, each facing in the opposite direction. Moles were so lost, that went on back and forth, and in most cases they can not find food.
Abnormal stress reactions
Abnormal stress reactions – Neuroscientist Rachel Yehuda said abnormal stress reactions in infants whose mothers shortly before becoming pregnant survived the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. Because of experience related to the Sept. 11 changed obviously control the expression of many genes. Modified hereditary characteristics, in this case, the pattern of expression, are transmitted to offspring.
There is no doubt that memories leave traces in our genome
– says Yehuda.
Mirror neurons – Responsible for empathy
– For our extraordinary abilities are responsible mirror neurons, the nerve cells scattered in different regions of the brain. They allow you to feel the emotions and intentions of others. Responsible for empathy.
– says Prof.. Rafal Ohme, psychologist and specialist in neuroscience consumer.
– Without mirror neurons would not be possible, most human relationships. We could not understand each other
– adds Prof. Giacomo Rizzolatti of the University of Parma in the Italy. He got on the trail of mirror neurons by accident, when in the late 80’s led research on the effects of motor cortex in the brain. He wanted to know how the brain behaves monkeys family of macaques, when performing simple tasks.
Magnetic resonance watched brain activity
Magnetic resonance watched brain activity – A few years after the experiment prof. Giacomo Rizzolatti. Marco Iacoboni, a neuroscientist at the University of California in Los Angeles. Showed that mirror neurons are also present in the human brain. By magnetic resonance watched the brain activity of students, which asked that performed the movements of the fingers, and then watched how others do it. We found that every time the active were exactly the same nerve cells: scattered primarily in the frontal cortex and parietal. His work was published in “Science“, one of the most important scientific journals.