25th November 2019


Which part of the skull protects the brain?

Your brain is protected by several bones. There are eight bones that surround your brain: one frontal bone; two parietal bones, two temporal bones, one occipital bone, one sphenoid bone and one ethmoid bone. These eight bones make up the cranium. Another 14 bones in the face make up the entire skull.

Keeping this in view, how does the skull protects the brain?

The brain is housed inside of a bony covering called the cranium. The cranium protects the brain from injury and along with the bones that protect the face are called the skull. Between the skull and brain is the meninges, which consist of three layers of tissue that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Is the skull and the cranium the same thing?

The skull is composed of both the facial bones and the cranium. The cranium is the top part of your skull: the frontal bone, parietal bones, temporal, and occipital bone. They have a similarity in their function, in that they protect the head. But they protect different parts of the head.
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