Brain 'fat' key to mental health
|Brain 'fat' key to mental health||Darrell Miller||11/20/16|
November 20, 2016 03:04 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Brain 'fat' key to mental health
A new study from the University of Nottingham has given us more insight into how the brain operates. More specifically, they researched how myelin sheaths around neurons in the brain help transmit electrical impulses to other parts of the brain. What they discovered is that the amount and functioning capability of the myelin sheath has a huge impact on how well the brain functions. This research could play a major role in how we treat brain diseases in the future.
- Scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered a previously unknown relationship between brain structure and brain function.
- The research team previously pioneered new ways to measure the primary pathways of electrical transmission between brain regions.
- The speed at which these transmissions flow is largely governed by the amount of electrical insulation around these wires.
"The research team previously pioneered new ways to measure the primary pathways of electrical transmission between brain regions."