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Root of Thought, The: Unlocking Glia-the Brain Cell That Will Help Us Sharpen Our Wits, Heal Injury, and Treat Brain Disease

Medical


by
Andrew Koob

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 181 pages

File size: 887 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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Discover the Other 90% of Your Brain

 

 

If you know anything about brains, you’ve heard of neurons. Those are the cells that have long been seen as central to virtually everything your brain thinks, feels, and does. But neurons represent only 10% of your brain cells.

 

What does the other 90% do?

 

Until recently, scientists didn’t have a clue. Now, they’re discovering the real function of those long-neglected glial cells—and the story is nothing short of amazing.

 

In The Root of Thought, brain scientist Andrew Koob reveals that story. You’ll learn what glial cells are, how they function, and how they might help explain everything from intelligence and creativity to imagination and dreams. Then, Koob reveals the tantalizing clues about glial cells that could eventually lead to cures for brain injury, psychiatric disorders, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and even brain cancer.

This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version.

Discover the Other 90% of Your Brain

 

This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version.

Discover the Other 90% of Your Brain

 

 

If you know anything about brains, you’ve heard of neurons. Those are the cells that have long been seen as central to virtually everything your brain thinks, feels, and does. But neurons represent only 10% of your brain cells.

 

What does the other 90% do?

 

Until recently, scientists didn’t have a clue. Now, they’re discovering the real function of those long-neglected glial cells—and the story is nothing short of amazing.

 

In The Root of Thought, brain scientist Andrew Koob reveals that story. You’ll learn what glial cells are, how they function, and how they might help explain everything from intelligence and creativity to imagination and dreams. Then, Koob reveals the tantalizing clues about glial cells that could eventually lead to cures for brain injury, psychiatric disorders, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and even brain cancer.

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