Scientists in their studies have debunked the myth that the pattern of human brain is unique. Scientists have also found a similar pattern in gorilla orangutans.
There has long been the belief that brain patterns are unique in humans. Which is now challenged by scientists. The team of researchers have also found a similar pattern in gorillas, orangutans. The assumption is that our brain has characteristics for certain cognitive abilities on the left and right. For example, in humans, language is mainly concerned with the left side. In addition, the right hand is also controlled by the motor cortex in the left side of the brain. Such a function reveals the anomaly of the brain.
Researchers point out, however, that comparative studies among primates (of the highest category in mammals such as humans, monkeys, chimpanzees, etc.) are rare. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and the University of Vienna studied the shape and pattern of skulls of humans and primates. The study’s lead author, Simon Neubauer, said that there was a similar pattern of brain asymmetry and pattern in humans and all the apes.
After conducting the study, the researchers pointed out that not only humans, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans also have the same brain pattern as humans. But the most surprising thing, said co-author Philip Mitteroecker of this study, is that despite the monkeys having similar brain patterns, humans had some special individual changes. Researchers point out that this shows that functional and developmental modifications have been promoted in the human brain.