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Dark Matter of the Brain, Continued

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerJanuary 14, 2010 2:05 AM


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There's a neat paper in Nature today suggesting that astrocytes, part of the brain's hidden majority, plays a big role in the formation of memories. The Scientist has details. For background, check out my September Discover column.

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