5 Facts About The Brain That Fascinate

The complexities of the brain are breathtaking. This month’s 12-12-12 focus on brain stem lesion has allowed me to explore and appreciate the fascinating mysteries of the brain. Listed below are facts I came across that blew me away:

illustration of the brain

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1.“Consistency [of the brain is] somewhere between jelly and cold butter.”

2. “If you sliced off the top of someone’s head and peered inside, you wouldn’t see much happening at all.”

3.“In the ninetieth century, much was learned about the structure of the brain by removing it from the body after death.”

4. “Brain anatomy is hidden, secret, and more complex than any other part of the body.”

5. “The visual areas of the brain are at the back of the brain; therefore, information from the eyes has to travel the full depth of the skull before it begins to be processed into sight. “

 

Much love,
Marissa