That amazing thing when reading this article is that glial cells make up 90% of brain mass. The focus on astrocytes is interesting. I remember reading some time ago that when they investigated Einstein’s brain they found only a few differences in his brain compared to other people’s. The major difference being the large number of additional astrocyte cells he had. This article explains astrocytes play a key role in imagination and creativity, which would make sense in Einstein’s case.



Very interesting, thank you for sharing this! I would like to hear from some of some of the researchers here about Astrocytes? Also, I wonder (@rhyolight) if this should be moved to “Theory”?