• Question: How Many Layers Of Skin Is Between The Brain And Skull

    Asked by chiefzulu12 to Damien, Rachael, Simon, Suzi, Tim on 14 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Suzi Gage

      Suzi Gage answered on 14 Jun 2011:

      Hi @chiefzulu12
      There’s no skin between the brain and the skull, skin is only on the outside of the body.

      There are 3 layers of tissue between the brain and the skull though, called the Meninges. This is where the term Meningitis comes from – it’s an infection of the meninges.

      Hope this answers your question 🙂