Can water enter my brain?

  • 2 Replies
  • 3381 Views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

*

Offline stana

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • 345
  • Dare to be yourself!
    • View Profile
Can water enter my brain?
« on: 04/01/2008 16:24:54 »
Hey guys. I was wondering. Can water enter into my brain? like if im in the shower..and i tilt my head..can it enter my brain? 

Thanks

*

Offline Bored chemist

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 8866
    • View Profile
Can water enter my brain?
« Reply #1 on: 05/01/2008 14:38:01 »
No, there are a few things in the way; the ear drum would be the first to stop any water.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear
Please disregard all previous signatures.

*

Offline chris

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 5425
  • The Naked Scientist
    • View Profile
    • The Naked Scientists
Can water enter my brain?
« Reply #2 on: 05/01/2008 21:07:53 »
Hello Stana

water certainly can enter your brain...from your bloodstream, but definitely not from the outside world. As bored chemist says, there are numerous structures that seal off the environment of the CNS from the rest of the body.

Chris
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception - Groucho Marx