MadSci Network: Neuroscience

Re: How much does an adult human's brain way in comparison to a human baby's?

Date: Mon Nov 19 11:15:37 2001
Posted By: Kevin Caldwell, Faculty, Neurosciences, University of New Mexico
Area of science: Neuroscience
ID: 1002809679.Ns

Fantastic question!

 I found the following information on a web site called "Neursocience for 
Kids", which is maintained by Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D., at the University of 
Washington.  This is a great place to find information related to the 
brain.  It has a lot of cool information, pictures and games. 

The main web address is:

The address for the brain weight facts is:

The average brain weight of an adult human is 1,300 - 1,400 grams (about 3 
pounds).  The average brain weight of a newborn human is 350 - 400 grams.  

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