Beyond the neuron
The neuron is not the only type of brain cell. From a celebrity missing body parts, to human cells in a mouse brain, we take a look at your glia.
Here’s a video about the brain, that includes the animation I mentioned in the episode, and information on your Glia.
Here’s a simple and quick article about human Glia being placed into mice.
Here’s a less simple, less quick article about the same experiments.
Here are a couple of articles about Einstein’s brain.
I said that myelinization is an invention of the vertebrates. Well, there are exceptions. It wasn’t in the show, but it’s interesting—something on the evolution of myelination that includes a couple of invertebrates who’ve come up with the same trick.