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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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Introduction to Hippocampal Neurons

 

Hippocampal neurons play a major role in the functioning of the human brain. Humans and other mammals have two hippocampi, one in each side of the brain. The hippocampus belongs to the limbic system and plays an important role in the consolidation of information from short to long-term memory.  Read more

 

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