Matt Menge wrote:
> I am currently reading "Psychiatry, Psychoanlysis, and the New Biology
> of the Mind" by Eric Kandel. He mentions that developing neurons "spin
>> out" their axons. Is this just a figure of speech or is there
> something that actually spins?
It's a figure of speech. Neurons don't spin unless you centrifuge them.
Axons grow by an active process involving a "growth cone" at the