Dark Matter of the Brain, Continued

There’s a neat paper in Nature today suggesting that astrocytes, part of the brain’s hidden majority, plays a big role in the formation of memories. The Scientist has details. For background, check out my September Discover column.

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  1. Carl,

    Slightly unrelated, but in the September Discover column, you say: “Even though the brain contains about a trillion glia—10 times as many as there are neurons”.

    In the spirit of fact-checking, what do you think of this article, questioning the veracity of that figure? http://www.springerlink.com/content/w10q224721mmw8u6/fulltext.html; see also this blog post,

    I’ve been mean to dig into this in my oh-so-abundant free time but perhaps you have done so already.

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