glia:neurons in brain?
G K GRAY
gord at homostudy.win-uk.net
Thu Nov 7 04:27:48 EST 1996
In article <3281334A.24C2 at postoffice.worldnet.att.net>, kenneth paul collins (KPCollins at postoffice.worldnet.att.net) writes:
>> Does anyone know an estimate(or relatively accurate if possible) for the
>> ratio of glia to neurons in the brain; not concerned w/ spinal cord &
>> PNS. or a reference would be great, too?!
>The estimate one hears most often is 100 to 1, glia to neurons. However,
>individual brains vary. Einstein's brain, for instance, was particularly
>densely populated with glia. ken collins
>People hate because they fear, and they fear because
>they do not understand, and they do not understand
>because hating is less work than understanding.
Ken's response can best be described as verging on the anecdotal
because it gives no citation. I presume I am not alone in also
wanting citations giving observed counts of such ratios of glia to
neurons, especially in the case of a known brain.
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