The Root of Thought



The Root of Thought Until Recently, Neuroscientists Thought Glial Cells Did Little Than Hold Your Brain Together But In The Past Few Years, They Ve Discovered That Glial Cells Are Extraordinarily Important In Fact, They May Hold The Key To Understanding Intelligence, Treating Psychiatric Disorders And Brain Injuries And Perhaps Even Curing Fatal Conditions Like Alzheimer S, Parkinson S, And Lou Gehrig S Disease In The Root Of Thought, Leading Neuroscientist Dr Andrew Koob Reveals What We Ve Learned About These Remarkable Cells, From Their Unexpected Role In Information Storage To Their Function As Adult Stem Cells That Can Keep Your Brain Growing And Adapting Longer Than Scientists Ever Imagined Possible Ranging From Fruit Flies To Einstein, Koob Reveals The Surprising Correlation Between Intelligence And The Brain S Percentage Of Glial Cells And Why These Cells Unique Wavelike Communications May Be Especially Conducive To The Fluid Information Processing Human Beings Depend Upon You Ll Learn How Crucial Glial Cells Grow And Develop Why Almost All Brain Tumors Are Comprised Of Glial Cells And The Potential Implications For Treatment Even The Apparent Role Of Glial Cells In Your Every Thought And Dream


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10 thoughts on “The Root of Thought

  1. says:

    Kitap asl nda T rk e ye evirildi i gibi D ncenin K keni hakk nda diyemeyiz Orijinal isminde oldu u zere Unlocking Glia the Brain Cell That Will Help Us Sharpen Our Wits, Heal Injury, and Treat Brain Disease yani beyindeki Glia h creleri hakk nda asl nda.Kitab sat n alacaklar, okumak isteyecekler bunu g z n nde bulundurarak okumal Yaratt izlenimin aksine, pop ler bilim kitab demek de zor Bunun yerine kitab en iyi tan mlayacak ey N ron merkezli N roloji isminden de anla Kitap asl nda T rk e ye evirildi i gibi D ncenin K keni hakk nda diyemeyiz Orijinal isminde oldu u zere Unlocking Glia the Brain Cell That Will Help Us Sharpen Our Wits, Heal Injury, and Treat Brain Disease yani beyindeki Glia h creleri hakk nda asl nda.Kitab sat n alacaklar, okumak isteyecekler bunu g z n nde bulundurarak okumal Yaratt izlenimin aksine, pop ler bilim kitab demek de zor Bunun yerine kitab en iyi tan mlayacak ey N ron merkezli N roloji isminden de anla laca zere art k eskimi tir ve bey...

  2. says:

    I recently read The Root of Thought by Andrew Koob , expecting to get better insight on the role of glial cells in the brain, billed as potentiallythan just critical to housekeeping in the brain, of which they comprise 90% Unfortunately, although the author seems to be a somewhat well credentialed young investigator of neuroscience, he doesn t make a compelling case that glia, in particular, astrocytes, as the root of thought Although he made some interesting claims, such...

  3. says:

    Wow I love this bookSo it s very probable that it s Glia, specifically astrocytes, that are at the root of our deep thinking, imagination, and creativity, etcI enjoyed how information dense this was too, all the while keeping the mood up with vivid little analogies and sprinkles of humor.

  4. says:

    Koob challenges a century of what he calls the Neuron Religion, which excludes 90% of brain matter, the glia cells, that are tossed aside as filler, brain matter Koob states that neurons take in sensory input related to energy gathering and procreation and express motor output that is directed toward these objectives Without glia cells, sensory input and motor output is reflexive in the stimulus response mode and function without the inhibition of thinking Inbetween input and output lies Koob challenges a century of what he calls the Neuron Religion, which excludes ...

  5. says:

    Last week I felt like reading something about popular science, so I went down to the library and randomly picked up this book Maybe because I know almost nothing about brain science, I thought this book was hilarious It is basically an angry rant about how unfair it is that all these years neurons have received all the attention in brain research, while the other cells that make up our brains, glia, have been wrongly ignored by scientists This subversive theory essentially proposes that, even Last week I felt like reading something about popular science, so I went down to the library and randomly picked up this book Maybe because I know almost nothing about brain...

  6. says:

    Humor injected throughout made thisenjoyable while covering the topic of the neglected glial cells The brain research history in the beginning was a bit of a slog I wasinterested in the research related to psychiatric disorders, degenerative brain disease, traumatic brain injury and brain cancer As glial cells may explain intelligence, creativity Imagination and dreams, I hope there will beresearch funding in this area instead of primarily focusing on the neurons This book Humor injected throughout made thisenjoyable while covering the topic of the neglected glial cells The brain research history in the beginning was a bit of a slog I wasinterested in the research related to psychiatric disorders, degenerative brain disease, traumatic brain injury and brain cancer As glial cells may explain intelligence, creativity Imagination and dreams, I hope there will beresearch funding in this area inst...

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    The title is a bit misleading, the focus here is glia how it works and what we know, but if you are interested in neuroscience and biology at a fundamental level it will deliver The speculation is bold and the truth will likely end up being closer to the midpoint between the neuronal doctrine he tries to fight and the gliacentric view he pushes There s enough research and findings to point research in an exciting direction tho, and if this holds upprominent names should mention glia and The...

  8. says:

    This was an interesting read, a lot of good, basic history of neuroscience, but the similes killed me There were so many ridiculous similes that it would take me a few paragraphs to recover from each one Also, I love gliathan most people, but he was definitely reaching.in fact, at one point he actually called neurons the glue The message did sink in, though Today, I was reading about jet lagged hamsters and their lack of hippocampal neurons My first thought, Did anyone count glia This was an interesting read, a lot of good, basic history of neuroscience, but the similes killed me There were ...

  9. says:

    Kind of interesting downloaded it because I m interested in brains, having had a little problem with my own Tone a bit too populist for my taste, but it did make me think about the role of the astrocyte.

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