Jennifer Aniston has been praised for her beauty and talent, and there might be some scientific explanation that backs her longevity in the showbiz industry. TikTok has just discovered "Jennifer Aniston Neuron" — a single brain cell that is activated by simply looking at the Friends alum's photos.
Jennifer Aniston Neuron Activates At Least One Brain Cell
Jennifer Aniston has made headlines for her fashion and style. Her "The Rachel" hairdo from NBC's sitcom Friends has remained popular even today.
However, there is more to Aniston than her hairstyle. According to neuroscientist Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, who was then based at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, in a study published in 2015, Aniston's picture alone elicited a significant response to other famous and non-famous faces, landmarks and animals or objects. However, the subjects did not respond to Aniston's picture with her ex-husband Brad Pitt.
TikToker and neuroscientist Dr. Ben Rein talked about the study on the social media platform.
"If you know who Jennifer Aniston is, then you probably have a Jennifer Anniston neuron-like this, but that one neuron is not located in the exact same place in everyone’s brain," Rein said on TikTok.
"There are probably several, maybe even hundreds of cells which encode information related to Jennifer Anniston, and this cell probably interacts with those cells. [The] Brain’s not quite simple enough where it’s like, one cell per one thing. Neuroscience can be pretty cool."
Palo Alto, a California-based scientist, also mentioned the same study in another clip, per New York Post. According to Alto, "There is scientific evidence that when you look at this — there is probably one neuron, one cell in your brain that is activated by all of those photos," he said while photos of Aniston flash in the background.
Aniston's rep did not give an immediate response when asked for comments about the issue.
Jennifer Aniston Said Friends Reunion Was Brutal
Meanwhile, Aniston talked about the time she reunited with her Friends co-stars Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc for HBO Max's Friends: The Reunion. She admitted that while fans were excited about seeing them together again on one screen, the reunion was really not easy for all of them, she told Robe Lowe.
She admitted that it was nostalgic because a lot of things has already changed. She acknowledged that they have gone down to different roads, so visiting the Friends set was "brutal." To make the matter worse, there were cameras all over the place and she could not stop crying.