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Brain

The brain plays host to the the pituitary and pineal glands, and both the telepathic and telekinetic mutations.

Mutations within the brain can be the most dangerous to the DNA Alternate. These mutations can be responsible for neurological disorders and brain tumors, among other dangerous complications. On the rare occasion that they develop into usable abilities, they are always directly controlled by the brain, and interact with the electrical impulses in the synapses or the neurochemical balance in the brain.


The complete list of neurological mutations can be found below.

  • The Telepathic Mutation is the most common neurological mutation. This mutation develops a small, electric organ in the brain, which allows for electroreception. A DNA Alternate detects the electrical impulses in another's brain and interprets this sensory input into understandable words, images, or other perceptions.
  • The Telekinetic Mutation is a neurological mutation that occurs more infrequently than the Telepathic Mutation, and has fewer specializations. The Telekinetic Mutation develops in the primary motor cortex, specifically the basal ganglia. The will power that one normally uses to control oneself can be channeled through this mutation as an energy source, moving physical objects by willpower alone.
  • The Chemosensation Mutation, often called the Empathic Mutation, develops in the cerebral cortex. This mutation allows the DNA Alternate to interpret the neurochemical activity of others to develop an emotional connection. Compounding mutations allow the Alternate to use this connection to exert control over the other's emotions.
  • The Hyperthymesic Mutation is a specific mutation in the cerebral cortex, causing neurons and synapses to operate at higher than standard speeds. It is polygenic, affecting the Microcephalin, CHRM2, ASPM, and STX1A genes. The DNA Alternate will have vastly superior memory retention and faster information processing abilities.

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