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David Attwell

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Prof David Attwell is a leading neuroscientist and the Jodrell Professor of Physiology at University College London. He uses electrophysiological recording and imaging techniques to study neurotransmitter signalling between nerve and glial cells in the central nervous system.

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Powering thought : Energy use and supply in the CNS grey and white matter.
David Attwell

"The brain comprises 2% of the body’s mass, but uses 20% of its resting energy. This massive energy use is vital for neuronal computation : the energy is mainly used on pumping out the ions that enter during synaptic and action potentials. In th...
Mots-clés : cerveau , Conférences de l'IBENS , matière grise , neurones , Synapse