The Root of Thought: Unlocking Glia- the Brain Cell That Will Help Us Sharpen Our Wits, Heal Injury, and Treat Brain Disease
Ninety percent of your brain cells are glial cells - and, until recently, scientists thought they did little more than hold your brain together. New research reveals that they might hold the key to understanding intelligence, treating psychiatric disorders and brain injuries, and maybe even curing Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Lou Gehrig's disease. In The Root of Thought,...more
This subversive theory essentially proposes that, even ...more
So it's very probable that it's Glia, specifically astrocytes, that are at the root of our deep thinking, imagination, and creativity, etc...
I enjoyed how information dense this was too, all the while keeping the mood up with vivid little analogies and sprinkles of humor.