Brain cell

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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.[1] A child over 3 years old has over 1,000 trillion synapses.[2]

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  1. Scientific America, The Other Brain Cells
  2. (13 October 2011). "Brain facts". Retrieved 13 October 2011.