It appears that the pineal gland is really a signal transducer, just like the retina of the eye. Why would an internal organ close too but not part of the brain be photo-sensitive if there is nothing for us to see?
Ordinary skin cells morphed into functional brain cells
Ordinary skin cells morphed into functional brain cellshttp://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130414193143.htm
The pineal gland produces both melatonin and serotonin responsible for mood and sleep. ♡
High levels of moral reasoning correspond with increased gray matter in brain -- ScienceDaily
TED Playlist: How does my brain work? 1) Daniel Wolpert: The real reason for brains 2) Antonio Damasio: The quest to understand consciousness 3) Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain 4) Paul Bloom: The origins of pleasure 5) Pawan Sinha: How brains learn to see 6) Allan Jones: A map of the brain 7) Christopher deCharms: A look inside the brain in real time 8) Michael Merzenich: Growing evidence of brain plasticity 9) Mary Lou Jepsen: Could future devices read…