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Emotions In Humans May Be Associated With Brain Cells Found In Monkeys

A human's self-awareness is controlled by a small region in the brain called the anterior insular cortex (insula). Within the insula lies a unique cell type - the von Economo neuron (VEN) - believed to be unique to humans, elephants, whales and great apes. Now, German researchers have found that the VEN also occurs in the insula of macaque monkeys...

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