By R. Douglas Fields
Long ignored as little greater than cerebral packing fabric, glia (meaning “glue”) at the moment are recognized to control the movement of data among neurons and to fix the mind and spinal twine after damage and stroke. yet scientists also are getting to know that diseased and broken glia play an important position in psychiatric health problems comparable to schizophrenia and melancholy, and in neurodegenerative illnesses akin to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Diseased glia reason mind melanoma and a number of sclerosis and are associated with infectious ailments comparable to HIV and prion disorder (mad cow disorder, for instance) and to continual soreness. The extra we find out about those cells that make up the “other” mind, the extra vital they appear to be.
Written through a neuroscientist who's a pacesetter in glial study, The different mind gives readers a way more entire figuring out of ways the mind works and an exciting examine probably innovative advancements in mind technological know-how and medicine.
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The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries about the Brain Are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science by R. Douglas Fields