Isabel Wilder, Winner of the 2023 NIMH Three-Minute Talks Competition
Isabel Wilder discusses white matter is made up of myelinated nerve tracts and acts as a relay coordinating communications between brain regions. Myelin is a protective sheath composed of fatty lipids, which greatly enhance the efficiency of these communications. And in fact, this myelin is what makes white matter in the human brain appear white.
The goal of this concept is to encourage research to define the mechanisms and...