Monday, August 24, 2009

Glia

An article written by Carl Zimmer for the September issue of Discover magazine:

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The Dark Matter of the Human Brain
Meet the forgotten 90 percent of your brain: glial cells, which outnumber your neurons ten to one. And no one really knows what they do.

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Neuropsychology and neuroscience students" One of Carl's books, Soul Made Flesh, is an excellent story about Thomas Willis and his times. Must-read history about neuropsychology, alongside that of the later times of Broca, Wernicke, and Hughlings Jackson.

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