Isn’t it pretty? They’re calling it a “rosehip neuron.” The researchers have found these little beauties in the human cortex. The rosehip neurons seems to be playing an inhibitory role (stopping signals), but a very specific one… what exactly, we don’t know yet. The rosehip neurons are not found in mouse brains. We’re not even sure if they are in other parts of the brain or not yet. There’s a lot of missing information, meaning there’s plenty of space for you to find more! The researchers are headed into finding out if they in other primate brains or other higher brains like dolphins, elephants. And of course we need to find out exactly what they DO. Perhaps once we understand what they do, we may be able to pinpoint if they are implicated in any pathological diseases of the brain. We’ve only just begun here!