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As Wikipedia points out: Myelin is a lipid-rich (fatty) substance formed in the central nervous system (CNS) by glial cells called oligodendrocytes, and in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) by Schwann cells. When referring to the sheath, you are referring to the covering which is made of myelin. Myelin sheaths are sleeves of fatty tissue that ...


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Most of the acute neurological effects of ethanol alcohol, such as slurred speech, ataxia, and confusion/sedation, are reversible, and the symptoms will disappear after the blood alcohol level gets down to below the intoxication level. However, in very high dose, alcohol can cause stupor or even coma, with irreversible neurological damages from associated ...


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A: Not all neurons have many short dendrites and a single long axon. In fact, the majority of them do not have this shape. Cerebellar granule cells, which are the most numerous neurons in the brain (estimates of their total number average around 50 billion, which means that they constitute about 3/4 of the brain's neurons)[Ref 1,2,3], do not have this shape. ...


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I found your question hard to answer because of the multiple disorders involved. I hope my answers contains some information that is usefull to you. However, it is likely not the satifsying answers you are looking for. According to Hansen, Oerbeck, Skirbekk, Petrovski, & Kristensen (2018) about 21 percent of children with neurodevelopmental disorders (...


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I would also like to plug Markus Meister’s blog: https://markusmeister.com Jeremy Borniger’s blog and journal club: https://jeremyborniger.com/new-blog The Spike on Medium curated by Mark Humphries and curated by others; probably the closest to what you are looking for: https://medium.com/the-spike Inscopix’s corporate blog: https://media.inscopix.com ...


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Also check: https://bitsandbrains.io/ https://www.talyarkoni.org/blog/ calling it a blog is too much but sometimes we share stuff: kordinglab.com But also, there is maybe a bit more of a culture of publishing thoughts in papers in the field.


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Dynamical systems (basically all of them) display a wide repertoire of dynamics when tuned close to criticality (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_phenomena). In this range, organized patterns of activity emerge, close to those that we find when looking at statistical dependencies between time series recording (at least partially) brain activity. Long ...


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To upload information stored in the mind is to upload information stored in the brain because the brain is the physical part of the mind. To do this is not an easy task because the brain has neither output port nor functional modules for this purpose (to upload its information), and the information in the brain is not stored in one definite place like a hard ...


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Assuming your mask is in NIfTI format (nii or nii.gz extension), you can use the fslstats command line tool for that. Just type fslstats on the command line to see the help text for command syntax and arguments. For your specific case, you can use: fslstats <input> -V where <input> is the path to your mask NIfTI file. The returned numbers will ...


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I'm not personally familiar with this project (outside my area of research), but a quick search brought me to the Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange (ABIDE): http://fcon_1000.projects.nitrc.org/indi/abide/ Based on citation counts for the primary articles, it seems popular. If you want to compare to other types of brains you will probably need to use ...


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Prions are sort of protein with such a distorted conformation that convert its benign/ essential form into prion forms. Thus they can multiply which is comparable to reproduction in virus and viroids. if an animal is infected with prions then it is better to not eat any of the part of that animal. Not necessarily bone marrow but of any part. Prion disease ...


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