Brain damage is a major concern for us humans – car accidents, football, falling backwards. It’s pretty easy to cause a concussion. Woodpeckers, however, pound away daily using much more force than would cause brain damage for us. How are they able to protect their little noggins? ~ReferencesSoniak, M. (2014). Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Brain Damage? http://mentalfloss.com/article/30731/why-dont-woodpeckers-get-brain-damageWang, L., Cheung, J. T., Pu, F., Li, D., Zhang, M., & Fan, Y. (2011).