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Amazing Photographs Of A Giant, Forgotten Collection Of Human Brains

29/05/2013

This brain collection from the University of Texas, which effectively disappeared for decades, has been rediscovered and is going (...)
This brain collection from the University of Texas, which effectively disappeared for decades, has been rediscovered and is going to be the subject of a book--as well as an important new site of brain research. After decades languishing in jars in the closet of an animal lab at the University of Texas, approximately 90 brains removed from mental patients are finally being documented--by a photographer and by college freshmen. Photographer Adam Voorhes found the collection a few years ago when he came to Dr. Tim Schallert’s lab at UT Austin in search of a brain to help illustrate a Scientific American article. “It was something about ‘protecting your brain’ or ‘barriers for the brain,’” Voorhes told me. ”They wanted to photograph a human brain in like a bell jar or a case or armor. Anything to show a brain being protected.”Read Full Story    
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