The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New by R. Douglas Fields

By R. Douglas Fields

Regardless of every thing that has been written in regards to the mind, a most likely serious a part of this important organ has been overlooked--until now. The different mind examines the turning out to be significance of glia, which make up nearly eighty five percentage of the cells within the mind, and the position they play in how the mind services, malfunctions, and heals itself.

Long missed as little greater than cerebral packing fabric, glia (meaning "glue") at the moment are identified to control the circulation of data among neurons and to fix the mind and spinal twine after harm and stroke. yet scientists also are studying that diseased and broken glia play an important function in psychiatric health problems corresponding to schizophrenia and melancholy, and in neurodegenerative illnesses equivalent to Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Diseased glia reason mind melanoma and a number of sclerosis and are associated with infectious illnesses resembling HIV and prion disorder (mad cow sickness, for instance) and to power ache. The extra we find out about those cells that make up the "other" mind, the extra vital they appear to be.

Written by way of a neuroscientist who's a pace-setter in glial examine, The different mind gives readers a way more whole figuring out of ways the mind works and an interesting examine possibly innovative advancements in mind technology and drugs.

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