Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Brain Museum!

Today I discovered a true brain repository: The Comparative Mammalian Brain Collection, which provides "images and information from one of the world's largest collection of well-preserved, sectioned and stained brains of mammals". Not only does it offer photographs of over 100 different mammals (including humans) and their brains, it links to other interesting sites, such as Brain of the Florida Manatee and Brain Maps.

Visit the site to see the brain of a Lesser Horseshoe Bat, a two-toed sloth,a Zebra, or learn about how brains are prepared and extracted. The description of the physical characteristics and distribution of humans is also of interest.

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