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Storage capacity of human brain

The human brain has an storage capacity of 256 billion of gigabytes, that mean 256 exabytes. Do you know what that mean? About 1.2 billion of pc hard drives. So, please do yourself a favor, and next time when you start learning something, use them because you have them there, and those all gb are […]

The middle layer of the meninges

I saw this question yesterday on a topic about the protective membranes that cover the brain: what is the middle layer of the meninge? Well, let’s talk about it a bit. The name of the middle layer of the mininge is arachnoid mater. It’s name is because of that look of spider web, as wikipedia […]

What is astrocytoma?

Q: Can you tell me what is astrocytoma? A: An astrocytoma is a type of brain tumour. An astrocytoma is a primary brain tumour, which means that it is a tumour which starts in the brain and is not a growth that has spread there from a cancer elsewhere in the body. There are a […]

Seizures following brain tumour removal

Q: The doctors have told me that my husband might develop seizures following removal of a brain tumour. What are seizures and what should we be looking for? A: Seizures are caused by intermittent sudden tiny electrical discharges from the nerve tissue within the brain which lead to a variety of different symptoms. Seizures go […]

What is meningioma?

Q: What is a meningioma? A: A meningioma is a primary brain tumour, which means that it is a tumour which starts in the brain and is not a growth that has spread there from a cancer elsewhere in the body. There are a number of different types of primary brain tumour. The different sorts […]

What is craniopharyngioma?

Q: What is a craniopharyngioma? A:  Craniopharyngioma is a type of brain tumour. It accounts for about 2%of all brain tumours. Craniopharyngiomas develop from remnants of primitive tissue immediately behind the pituitary gland. The pituitary glands lies on the under side of the brain behind and below the bridge of the nose, and is oval […]