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Why is white matter white and gray matter gray?
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Have you ever wondered why the white matter is white in color and gray matter gray? Get to know about it in today's bytes video.

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video is good but instead stopping in between while speaking in fast pace u can go slowly and smoothly
Shoaib Farid
a year ago
Thanks for your valuable feedback Rahul. Will keep that in mind
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Can i get it in pdf file.
No offence but there is no difference in between your explanation and google you should make the explanation as easiest as possible like in layman terms
Very nice explanation mam. Can you make videos on why excess nutrients we consume are all converted to fat, why not protein?
I requested this topic.,,, explanation should be more simple.
nice but why there is opposite arrangment in spinal cord... please reply
  1. Why is white and grey rey? white matter matter


  2. The part between our ears comes in two shades: white and grey. The difference between the two is all in the fat content.


  3. Grey Matter White Matter The white matter of the brain is made up primarily of axon tracts, the long, spindly appendages of some brain cells.


  4. These tracts transmit the electrical signals which neurons, use to communicate.


  5. White Matter In contrast, gray matter is mostly neuron cell bodies and non-neuron brain cells called Gray Matter glial cells,


  6. GLIAL CELLS Oligodendrocytes Microglia Because these cells are not surrounded by white myelin, they take on the natural grayish color of the neurons and glial cells. Ependymal cells0 Astrocytes Schwann cells


  7. The spinal cord, which transmits nerve impulses to and from the rest of the body, has the opposite arrangement: gray matter at its core with insulating white matter on the outside