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Here’s why the white matter is important too

The Week | 08/05/2022 11:28 AM | Click to read full article

Most people have heard of the brain’s grey matter, which is needed for cognitive functions such as learning, remembering and reasoning. 

But the other half of the brain – the white matter – is often overlooked. The white matter lies below the cortex and also deeper in the brain. Wherever it is found, white matter connects neurons within the grey matter to each other.