Brain cells are a group of cells that includes neurons and glial cells. The neurons perform the tasks, and the glial cells look after the neurons. Current research suggests that glia have a more complex function than just supporting neurons, some new functions have been identified. A child over 3 years old has over 1,000 trillion synapses.
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- Scientific America, The Other Brain Cells
- www.disabled-world.com (13th October 2011). "Brain facts". www.disabled-world.com. http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/brain-facts.shtml. Retrieved 13 October 2011.