You ignore it without doubt : under your skull fusses a formidable army of darkness. Legions of mini-soldiers lurking around neurons, looking for any sign of activity of the latter, which they fill all the needs. In the soft matter of the brain, they provide a physical support, feed them, clean their waste, and accelerate the transportation of their messages. They boost and also coordinate all of the operations of neurons.

Without these valiant artillerymen, your movements would have the velocity of a slug and your cognitive abilities will not exceed…

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ALFRED PASIEKA/Science Photo Libra – Science Photo Library – STEVE GS/ – JNEUROSCI 2009