About The Brain

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’. 

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