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Scientists Just Found A New And Uniquely Human Part Of The Brain

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The brain region, called the lateral frontal pole prefrontal cortex, was described today (Jan. 28) in the journal Neuron, and is linked to higher thinking processes.
"We tend to think that being able to plan into the future, be flexible in our approach and learn from others are things that are particularly impressive about humans," Matthew Rushworth, an experimental psychologist at Oxford University, said in a statement. "We've identified an area of the brain that appears to be uniquely human, and is likely to have something to do with these cognitive powers,"
The new brain region is located within a larger region called the ventrolateral frontal cortex, which in past studies has been tied to higher thinking. For instance, this part of the brain houses Broca's region, which plays a critical role in language. Differences in the ventrolateral frontal cortex have also been tied to psychiatric disorders such as compulsive behavior disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).5
 

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Comment by Ed Price
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This part of the brain is probably the thing that gave God the desire to breathe His Spirit into the man, Adam, in the beginning.

Genesis 2:7 (NIV 1984):
... the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

In the book of Job we see something that is quite humbling regarding this. Elihu says about God in Job 34:14,15 (NIV 1984):
14 If it were his intention and he withdrew his spirit and breath, 15 all mankind would perish together and man would return to the dust.

How great are the patience, compassion, love and mercy of God!
 


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