Friday, September 2, 2011

Brainy Fish

One Brainy Fish: Electric Fish From the Congo May Hold the Key to How We Move

Interesting study on the cerebellar granule cells, neurons in the brian believed to control motor functions in the body as well as help with perception and cognition with the rest of the brain. It has been difficult to study this in humans because of its deep location in our brains, but an electric fish has provided the key to understanding these neurons and their capacity and their effects on brain disorders like schizophrenia and autism. Pretty cool.

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