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What is the difference between Grey and White Matter?

Asked by G. GRAY, Last updated: Jun 30, 2020

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H. Jones

H. Jones, Web Content Writer, San Antonio,

Answered May 20, 2020

White matter is one of the mechanisms of the brain that harmonize different regions of the brain. The white case of the brain resembles the cables of a computer network and how they all work in synergy. Even though the tissue is white, there is a pinkish hue to it. White matter encompasses both glial cells and long axons that are often myelinated.

There are no dendrites in the cerebral and spinal matter, but there are no neuronal cell bodies. Most of the brain is made of tissue, which is essential to transport parent regions of the brain pulses between different parts of the brain.

Grey matter is the most significant component of the nervous system that is made of neuronal cell bodies. It deals with the cortex of the brain, which has nerve cell bodies. It is darker than white matter. Gray matter develops the processing units of sensory function, while white matter is formed from the networks of gray matter units.

 

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