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

An INCREDIBLE London Marathon 2019!

Team HEN were nothing short of phenomenal in this year's Virgin London Marathon! 

 

Each and every runner did an amazing job for us, battling on through shin splints, aches, pains and even lost toenails (OW!) to finish those 26.2 miles for us. We were bowled over by the efforts everyone went to, not only with the intensity of the physical training, but also their creative and imaginative ideas for fundraising, all on top of juggling work and family commitments. Each of them needs a superhero cape! 

 

So far we have raised over £45,000 and we're still counting! It's just amazing, and we will be able to continue enriching and supporting the lives of those managing ABI with this superb amount of money raised.

 

We will shortly be posting some great photos from this special event so watch this space! If you're interested in running for us next year - get in touch! 

 

Hats for Headway, Friday 24th May!

 

Next Friday 24th May is the national 'Hats for Headway' fundraising day, so if you are interested in helping raise a few pennies for our centre and spread awareness of our charity, why not encourage your friends and family to take part?!

 

Go as wild and wacky as you like - you could even design your own head gear, a la Philip Treacy!

 

If you take part - make sure you send us some photos! 

 

Thank you so much!  

 

 

'Life After Brain Injury' conference, 20th June 2019

 

This conference, arranged by ABIF Northants, will be held at Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive, Kettering and will cover working/driving after brain injury, social benefits, and bringing young people together

 

Guest speakers will include experienced professionals and survivors who will share their personal journeys. 

 

To book, please visit 'Latest News' at http://www.abifnorthants.com to download and complete a booking form which can then be emailed to  julie.mallard@oakleafcare.com