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Can grey matter regenerate?

Can grey matter regenerate?

No: Neural cells after fetal development do not divide and therefore regeneration is not possible. There is a molecular switch involved and scientists are working on ways to turn it off. ...Read more

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Can gray matter grow back?

Can gray matter grow back?

No: Gray matter cells in the brain do not divide after fetal development. If they are damaged or loss, the body cannot replace them. This is why many strokes are permanent and why injury to the head can be so damaging. ...Read more

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What can too much grey matter mean?

What can too much grey matter mean?

Grey Matter: Grey matter contains many of the cells of the brain/ central nervous system. Here is an article about large volume of grey matter and distractibility. (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20453-easily-distracted-people-may-have-too-much-brain.html) ...Read more

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What happens when you start loosing gray matter?

What happens when you start loosing gray matter?

Varies: There are many patterns and ages for this to be noticeable. Generally the first thing that becomes a bit of a problem is the remembering of names and faces. Later word search gets more difficult. And there is the classic "where did i leave my (keys, car, wallet, coffee cup, etc.)? This is a slow evolution over many years in the elderly (you are way too young). ...Read more

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What is difference between white and grey matter?

What is difference between white and grey matter?

WM/GM: Both are parts of the central nervous system. White matter is made of glial cells & myelinated axons that transmit nerve signals. Grey matter is made of neurons. The wm coordinates communication between different parts of the brain. The gm is involved in cognition & processing of information, muscle control, sensory perception, memory, emotions, speech. ...Read more

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What is grey matter heterotopia?

Neurologic Disorder: Gray matter heterotopia is a neurologic condition that is often associated with seizures in which bits of gray matter are scattered in areas of the brain they shouldn’t be (sometimes just one area). ...Read more

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What makes grey matter grey a white matter white? In other words, what is the difference between grey and white matter?

What makes grey matter grey a white matter white? In other words, what is the difference between grey and white matter?

Cells vs. myelin: Gray matter mostly consists of the cell bodies of neurons, while white matter contains myelinated axons. Axons are like connecting wires, and myelin (which is whitish in color) serves as the insulation. For more details see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/grey_matter and http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/white_matter. ...Read more

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Does the spinal cord have gray matter?

Does the spinal cord have gray matter?

Yes: It has gray matter on the inside shaped similar to a butterfly, and white matter on the outside. ...Read more

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Is gray matter disease the same as dementia?

Is gray matter disease the same as dementia?

Yes and no.: Dementia can affect both gray matter (non-myelinated neurons) and white matter (myelinated neurons). Many different disease processes affect both gray and white matter that do not result in a formal diagnosis of dementia. ...Read more

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