Brain scientists uncover “cross talk” in mice neurons

May 31, 2018, 8:33 AM EDT
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(Source: Kathryn Yengel/flickr)

Scientists have found a previously ignored connection between neurons in different regions of the mammalian brain, a discovery that could help them decode how the brain circuitry organizes normal and abnormal perception and movements linked to touch.

We perceive the world through a combination of the sense of touch and movement, and hence, understanding the dynamics of neurons and signals transmitted between them is crucial, reports Newswise.

The study, published in the journal “Cell Reports,” could one day provide deeper insights into some brain disorders related to movement and touch, for example strokes and chronic pain, leading to potential treatment, notes Science Daily.