How do we know that we know?

Suh Yoo-hun is one of the trailblazers in Korea’s brain research. / Courtesy of Hong So-hyun Serious efforts initiated to uncover mysteries of human brainBy Jung Min-ho, Kim Eil-chulAt a physiological level, humans and animals are remarkably similar. Just like humans, mice and chimpanzees, for example, have organ systems that are nearly identical as those of humans; the same organs that perform the same functions.Of all the physical components of the human body, the brain, especially the cerebral cortex ― the brain’s outer layer of neural tissue ― is pretty much the only one that separates humans from the rest of the living creatures.“Yet much of the human brain remains unknown to scientists,” Suh Yoo-hun, president of the Neuroscience Research Institute (NRI) of Gachon University, said in an interview. “But for the next…

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