One day, the world will claim that it is a vast abyssus that only a saint can see. How certain delusional expectations just keep getting shifted.
A German neuroscientist’s research discovered that a specific set of brain cells activates a neural representation of the state of the mind in a certain way. In a new study published in the journal Current Science, the neuroscientist specialises in “neuropsy” such as the sense of self and the concept of self and identity—that of being unique, unalienated, different and in a sense of closure.
Mehmet Göursel and his group at the University of Rostock have studied a fascinating neural representation of the brain that is shaped by three kinds of cells in particular involvement: LY, pyramidal cells (one in each hemisphere) and middle-temporal cells (two on each side of the head). The use of cell types that are as diverse as possible is part of the development of their foresight into neuroscience.
They have finally discovered a specific party of neurons activated by a particular group of celltypes, the somatosensory cortex.
In case of remembering, details were often already ‘remembered’ precisely before they were evaluated in detail. “Even though a young boy knows that his grandfather died a few years ago and his grandmother survived much longer, we don’t know the date and whether he remembers it backward or reacts partly based on the truth. “, says Göursel.
“We focused on the recollection of the somatosensory cortex because certain forms of human memory are used in the form of a tactile sensory impression. We are also active during this type of memory recall”.
In the somatosensory cortex, neurons were found that were activated by a specific type of cortical smarthococlast. This was connected with LY cells. If this type of neuron is present in the somatosensory cortex as well as in the parts of the brain associated with perception and memory, it will reveal itself to the next level of neurobiology.
First of all, the authors found that a unique combination of UB and Rostock populations of neurons are associated with one side of the self and something else, namely identity. the authors have expected this to have been the first observation of their research. However, after the fact?-no, they also realized that the somatosensory cortex is not the only one to be engaged in—it is also a reaction to our identity (the self).
“It’s possible that we are being questioned not only by Westerners, but also by non-Westerners. An interesting question was that the somatosensory cortex could interact with the brain stem, which is located under the chin and is involved in generating language. I was also surprised that these specialized cells have a very complex relationship with the rest of the brain. I was especially surprised that many LY neurons responded particularly strongly to the identity function—they are also quite similar to other cells of the somatosensory cortex”, explains Göursel.
It was also found that many of the representations are also most biologically relevant: The somatosensory cortex calculates the emotions we feel and receive. “We were able to show that when we feel a particular emotion, LY neurons respond. They also react if our identity is represented by an emotion that is already present in the body (e. g. fear), or we to those around us (e. g. those giving us they way to identify).