Do woodpeckers get brain damage or concussions from pecking wood too much, if no how is it possible?

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Do woodpeckers get brain damage or concussions from pecking wood too much, if no how is it possible?

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Their tongues wrap around their brains to cushion the blow.

[I’m not shitting you. It’s true](https://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/news/science/woodpeckers-hammer-without-headaches/)

1000G’s on impact. Imagine that.

Woodpecker brains do have a buildup of a protein that is associated with brain damage in humans. This may actually provide some stability and protection to the axons it wraps around.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180202140910.htm#:~:text=With%20each%20peck%2C%20woodpeckers%20absorb,But%20they%20seem%20fine.&text=However%2C%20a%20new%20study%20in,with%20brain%20damage%20in%20humans.

Smaller brains. Thicker skulls. More cerebrospinal fluid. Really it’s the human brain that’s special, in that it is especially huge and fragile. It needs the skull to support it and can’t stand up under its own weight. You can freeze and defrost small mammals like guinea pigs and rats but cryofreezing a human brain would cause it to just fall apart.