Empathy cells found in monkey brains | Cultura de massa no Século XXI (Mass Culture in the XXI Century) | Scoop.it

Researchers have uncovered rare brain cells in monkeys, which can be tied to self-awareness and empathy in humans.


Max Planck scientists found that the anterior insular cortex is a small brain region that plays a crucial role in human self-awareness and in related neuropsychiatric disorders. An exclusive cell type – the Von Economo Neuron (VEN) – is located there.

Via Edwin Rutsch, Sakis Koukouvis