• Question: is there any parts of the human body scientists do not know about?

    Asked by _Game_Name_938:) to Gavin, Karen, Mark, Michel, Roisin on 14 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Roisin Jones

      Roisin Jones answered on 14 Nov 2016:

      Probably! There is definitely a lot we really don’t understand about how the brain works, so there will probably be a lot of discoveries in that area as science advances! However, we still don’t know everything about other parts of the body either, for example, even this year there was a new organ discovered in the human body, right here in Ireland: Prof. Coffey’s work led to the reclassification of what was thought to be part of the intestines as a separate continuous organ in its own right: http://www.ul.ie/4i/content/irish-academics-discovery-could-prompt-new-area-medical-science It just goes to show that even when you think you’ve learned everything about a specific area, there’s always more to see!

    • Photo: Michel Destrade

      Michel Destrade answered on 14 Nov 2016:

      great answer from Roisin!