[ExI] 'The Other Brain'
anders at aleph.se
Thu Feb 26 21:07:56 UTC 2015
William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com> , 26/2/2015 5:37 PM:
But I think that, according to the author, a sort of denial situation exists, wherein those in the field tend to put all the emphasis on neurons and actually deny the roles of glia, assigning them only support services. If the book is correct it enormously complicates understanding the brain and doing research on it because glia do not emit nice recordable electrical impulses.
Have you read any modern neuroscience textbook like Kandel, Schwarz, Jessop?
Remember, you are basing your judgement on a somewhat partisan book.
Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University
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