You’re probably familiar with grey matter, it’s a popular term in pop culture, but its lesser-known sibling white matter is just as interesting—and maybe just as important. Learn more about the different types of brain matter and how you can improve it through meditation and exercise! #meditation #neuroscience #blog
Multiple sclerosis affects the central nervous system, including the brain. Learn more about how the condition affects different types of brain tissue, along with what you can do to prevent or limit symptoms.
Abnormalities in white matter, known as lesions, are most often seen as bright areas or spots on MRI scans of the brain. Very often the lesions themselves don't cause any noticeable problems. But sometimes they may indicate significant damage to white matter that can disrupt neuronal (nerve signal) transmission and interfere with the way the brain works.
The brain is an immensely complex structure, but there are ways we can divide up its anatomical structure into more discrete parts. One common divider is to separate the brain’s gray and white matter. But what are these two structures? How different are they from each other? How significant, and physiologically relevant, is this divide?