• Question: Which part of the brain is not explored enough?

    Asked by Luna-chan to Natalie on 10 Mar 2017.
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      Natalie Doig answered on 10 Mar 2017:

      Great question Luna, and the reality is that all the areas of the brain have not been explored enough and neither has the spinal cord. There is a lot of research going on into all areas of the brain. I work on a region called the basal ganglia which is involved in movement. Parkinson’s disease is caused by cells dying in the basal ganglia.
      There is research going on into all areas – but we also want to know how the brain functions as a whole, for example to understand consciousness, which as you can imagine is really complicated!
      Here is a link to wikipedia about the basal ganglia if you are interested