Dark Matter of the Brain, Continued

By Carl Zimmer | January 13, 2010 9:05 pm

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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