Your brain weighs about 3lbs (that's just under 1.5kg), and it has the texture of blancmange.

 

Your brain is connected to your spinal cord by the brain stem.

 

Behind your brain is the cerebellum. This part of the brain coordinates movement, posture, balance and speech.

 

60% of the brain is made up of fat. That's why a diet rich in 'healthy' fats like Omega 3 and 6 is so beneficial to brain performance.

 

The Cerebral Cortex is the largest part of your brain. It contains the frontal lobes, the motor cortex, sensory cortex and parietal lobes. These lobes process different types of sensory information. 

 

The brain is made up of around 100 billion nerve cells and even more support cells, which provide nourishment to the nerve cells.

 

Every time a new memory is formulated, new brain connections are made. 

 

When you're awake, the human brain can produce enough electricity to power a small lightbulb. 

 

The storage capacity of the human brain is almost limitless. 

 

If your brain were to be flattened out, its surface would cover four sheets of A4 paper.

 

To discover more facts about the brain please click here to be directed to Headway UK's  'About the Brain'. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News

Our best Christmas coffee morning yet! 

 

Huge thanks to ALL who supported our Christmas coffee morning on Thursday 29th November - it was wonderful to welcome so many faces!

 

We all enjoyed some delicious home-baked treats, hot drinks and the prizes in our raffle were extra special too with branded bodycare sets, wine and festive hampers.

 

We have raised around £400 and are still counting! Thank you so much to all who attended and supported. 

Wilson Paterson and Tim Samples become Board Trustees!

 

 

We are delighted and proud to welcome volunteer Wilson Paterson and client Tim Samples onto the Board of Trustees! 

 

Working together to lead our weekly Peer Support Group, and both having direct experience of acquired brain injury, we feel they are excellent representatives for client, volunteer and family voices here at HEN and are very pleased to have them on board!

 

 

Headway Music Group rock the charity fundraiser!

 

An amazing night was had by all at the fundraising concert on Saturday 6th October, featuring facilitator Freyja, deputy manager Jonny, and the Headway Music Group, raising an incredible £405 EACH for both Headway East Northants and the Cransley Hospice!

 

The guys all performed  with others to raise funds for both Headway East Northants and the Cransley Hospice and the night was incredibly well-supported, with the venue packed to the rafters! 

 

Well done to all involved, particularly to Freyja and partner Chris, who worked so hard to create such a professional gig, and of course, our amazing Headway clients for conquering their nerves and performing two songs LIVE!