Yo yo yo! A 12th Grader in United States wants to know, "what color is it"
Here's an answer:
A healthy brain is reddish-pink because of all the blood vessels that innervate the brain tissue. With the blood vessels removed, it's gray. Read More
There's a region deep in the brain called the "substantia nigra", which translates to "black substance" (note: this is the brain region that, when cells are lost, causes Parkinson's disease). The dark coloring in this region is due to a high concentration of the dark pigmented neuromelanin in dopamine neurons packed in this area.
Wow, the brain is so cool!
Hey, what's the one thing you wish you knew about the brain?