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Aussie brain-mapper discovers part of brain that lets you play piano

With its 86 billion neurons, the human brain is the most complex thing we know of. And it does not give up its secrets without a fight. That makes achievements like Thursday’s important.

  • Liam Mannix
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

Australian scientists have just announced the discovery of an until-now-unknown region of the brain: an unexplored land, living just under our skulls.

The newly-charted region, which so far has not been seen in other animals, may be responsible for extremely fine motor control – our unique ability to play piano or perform surgery.

It’s about the size of a pea and sits at the back of the skull, right at the base of the…

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