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Molecular and cellular reorganization of neural circuits in the human lineage

The GABBA Alumnus André Sousa has published exciting results from his research on the human brain today, in the scientific journal Science .
André has joined the Sestan Lab at Yale University for his PhD work and has remained in the laboratory after his graduation, where he has been progressing his several projects, including this one on the nature of the differences between nonhuman primate brains and our own.

As reported in the media (see source below) "Speaking to NPR, Prof. Nenad Sestan, co-author of the study, said: 'Humans have evolved a dopamine system that is different than the one in chimpanzees.'"

This work could have overarching implications beyond deepening our understanding of the evolution of the human brain, as abnormal dopamine levels are associated with multiple disorders, including autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson's.

Quote source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/articl…/Is-smarter-chimps.html…

Link: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/358/6366/1027
Published in 2017-11-28 14:42:14
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