The function of glial cells (neuroglia) is not fully understood, but is thought to be a supporting function to the neuron. They do not appear to be involved directly in information processing. They are more numerous than neurons and fill up the space between them, providing a structural framework for neurons, especially during brain development.
The neuron has been studied in far more depth and most of the rest of
this paper will consider these cells and how they are combined into the
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