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Introduction to Astroglia


The human brain consists of approximately one trillion cells, of which approximately 10% are considered to be neurons, and the remaining 90% of cells are glia.1 Astroglia, often called astrocytes, are one of the major types of glial cell. Read more


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Introduction to Cortical Neurons


Composed of roughly 10-14 billion neurons, the cerebral cortex is the brain’s outer layer of neural tissue.  Neurons in the cortex are known to play a vital role in memory, attention, perception, awareness and consciousness. Read more




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