Little Big Brain

May 21, 2021Philosophy/Ethics, Tech0 comments

The cerebellum contains
80% of the brain’s neurons, but constitutes only

10% of brain mass

Brain Behav Evol. 2018; 91(3): 158–169

​https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/489943

John and Cho are talking about the following article:
Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain

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John

So we know the brain isn’t just “neurons”

Today 15:41   

Cho

Indeed, there are many different types, with different functions      

Today 15:42

John

Describing the brain as “neurons” would be like describing the body as “cells” 🤭

Today 15:43   

Cho

Exactly, well said!  😉                                                                                 

Today 15:43

John

So we do talk quite a bit about various types of neurons and Glia cells

Today 15:44   

Cho

Very good, that should be informative                                                   

Today 15:44

John

What should we mention besides Interneurons , pyramidal cells , and rosehip neurons ?

Today 15:44   

Cho

Oh, but you’re forgetting all about the cerebellum! Purkinje and Golgi cells  

Today 15:45

John

Oops! You’re absolutely right, we were too much focused on the cerebrum 😊😊

Today 15:45   

Cho

That’s what most people do, they assume “brain” is actually just the two main hemispheres                                                                      

Today 15:46

John

Thanks for reminding us there’s more 😊

Today 15:47   

Cho

No problem  😉                                                                                          

Today 15:47

John

But we’re not going to go into too much detail about the brainstem in this article

Today 15:48   

Cho

Fair enough, can’t do everything  😉                                                      

Today 15:48

John

We do mention that the brain is mostly fat and water … 🧠

Today 15:49   

Cho

Well, that’s not very helpful …  most types of cells are ..                     

Today 15:49

John

… to introduce our next article topic: myths about the brain 🧠

Today 15:50   

Cho

Ah!   Yes, I see why you would mention it then 😄                               

Today 15:51

John

“We only use 10% of our brain”

Today 15:51   

Cho

🙄🙄🙄                                                                                                       

Today 15:52

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