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The Scientist : Brain Cell Video

Here’s a pretty picture worth a look: a spinning 3-D view of populations of new neurons in a rat hippocampus. Check it out at

The Scientist : Brain Cell Video

Needs a fast connection, so take a pass if you’re using dial-up.

Comments

  1. #1 Kiki
    April 16, 2007

    Right on that page there’s an interesting talkback which made me think about depression in a new way, other than “just” faulty neurons or sad experiences in life.

    I wonder how many different sorts of depression are there…

  2. #2 Kiki
    April 16, 2007

    (sorry for double posting this talkback, I typed in my old email address instead of this one)

    Right on that page there’s an interesting talkback which made me think about depression in a new way, other than “just” faulty neurons or sad experiences in life.

    I wonder how many different sorts of depression are there…

  3. #3 David Dobbs
    April 17, 2007

    My own experience researching depression — or rather researching people who research depression — suggests that, like autism, depression will increasingly get broken down into diagnostic and mechanistic subtypes as we learn more about it. Depression as currently described is really a set of symptoms rather than defined mechanisms; as we spot different mechanisms at work, the diagnoses, the treatments, and perhaps the very concept of depression will change.

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