Illustration by Alexa Erdogan

Neuro Primer: Glia

Knowing Neurons

Every single day, a group of cells work tirelessly to monitor and protect the neural architecture of your brain. Some of them even move around, scanning neural networks like recon drones in video games. When they detect a threat, they can even change their shape to attack intruders that might be harmful to the rest of your brain. But these cells aren’t neurons. They’re called glia.