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Concentrate Media interviews Backyard Brains

Concentrate Media, an Ann Arbor business magazine, recently interviewed Greg about ByB. You can read the article here.

Note: The opinions of Greg Gage do not represent the opinions of ByB. We acknowledge that insect brains and human brains are different.

Brief Primer for the newbies

-Insects don’t have mylein sheaths on their axons.

-Insects don’t really have a brain; rather, they have three fused ganglia pairs in their head

-Insects use Acetylcholine as the excitatory neurotransmitter of choice, rather than glutamate like humans.

But, like all creatures great and small, we can learn about how our brain works by studying the neurons of 340 million year old insects.


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