ALPHABETICAL BRAIN™ VOCABULARY
SUMMARY ABOUT
YOUR GLIAL CELLS #6
October 29, 2019


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WHAT ARE YOUR GLIAL CELLS?
AND WHY ARE THEY SO IMPORTANT?

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Your glial cells are the approximately 1,000 trillion cells in your brain system that protect and facilitate the functioning of your 100-200 billion neurons.

They are the specialized brain cells known as "white matter" that cover the axon filaments of your neurons with myelin sheaths. They nourish, lubricate, and protect the axon filaments of your neurons from toxins in your brain and body fluids.

Your glial cells permit action potential spikes of biochemical current (electrical-chemical signals) to flow through the axon filaments faster and they insulate the "spikes" from the biochemical signals of other neurons.

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RECOMMENDATION: You can re-read this summary according to a reinforcement schedule, such as a few hours later and a few days later and then several times in the next week or two. This strategy can help you take advantage of the power of the spaced-repetition method of memorization. Such deep introspection can change your adaptive self-identity and increase your self-esteem (positive emotions about yourself).

Remember always:
You are your adaptable memory!

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BRAIN IDEA #6
TAP or CLICK on BOX
GLIAL CELLS

MEMORY CONSOLIDATION EXERCISE

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instantly return to:
TAKE 15 STEPS ON THE HUMANIST
STAIRWAY TO ENLIGHTENMENT


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