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What is difference between white and grey matter?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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