• Question: When we die, does our brian go hard or wrinkly because it isnt getting the fluid it's supposed to get?

    Asked by annabelbutcher to Suzi, Tim on 24 Jun 2011.
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      Suzi Gage answered on 24 Jun 2011:

      Hi @annabelbutcher
      Good question.
      I don’t actually know the answer, but I think it would be the same as for all cells in the human body. They all contain and need water too. So if it was left for long enough all the water would evaporate eventually leaving it (even more) wrinkly and dry, but this would take a long time, as it’s hard for water to evaporate out of cells, even once a person has died.

      Hope this answers your question.