- Curt Mazur
- San Diego, CA
- United States
Another intuitive but incorrect assumption about the brain is that neurons are sufficient to describe brain function
For 100 years neuroscientists have been trying to describe the function of the brain by examining in exqisite detail the function and circuitry of the neuronal network. This has proved to be insufficient to describe the function of the brain. The majority of the brain, the glial cells, have been almost completely ignored in these descriptions. Although neurons are important, like roads are important to cities, they cannot be used to describe the function of the brain any more than the roads of Los Angeles can be used to describe that city. I feel it is time to incorporate Astrocytes, microglia and oligodendrocytes into the Theory of the Brain.