THE REAL SCIENCE BEHIND:
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
It’s in our brain.
Hiding in plain view like our tiny mitochondrial guests. Doing work we don’t fully understand, but perhaps cannot live without. I know you are wondering how it’s possible to have missed something so huge. But, really, it’s no great shock that it hasn’t been found until now as the human brain is one of the last and most dense mysteries of humankind.
~An excerpt from Sleep of Reason
THE REAL SCIENCE:
Newly Discovered Kind of Brain Cell: Scientists have learned that the newly discovered rosehip neurons in the human brain don’t closely match any previously identified cell in the mouse, suggesting they have no analog in the rodent often used as a model for humans. The discovery also raises the question of whether these neurons are key to certain brain functions that separate us from mice.
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Margaret Riley is a wordsmith, slow-kayaker, slow-skiier, photographer of strange realities, and a deep believer in the magic of story time.