About The Brain


Brain Facts



Your Brain weighs about 3lbs, or just under 1.5kg


It has the texture of blancmange


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


Behind your brain is the cerebellum


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


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



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








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