Sunday, July 10, 2011

My brain arrived by mail

In my research, I study the brain and how it works. It's useful to have a feeling for the shape of the brain, and where the parts are. So, I purchased a brain model from

I was pleasantly surprised. It's approximately life-sized, solid rubber, and weighs over 3 pounds. Basically, close to a real human adult brain (except for the rubber). Here is a view from the bottom.

It also comes apart. Here is a sagittal view of the left hemisphere.

It has 8 pieces in total. These are the 4 pieces for each hemisphere.

And it even comes with a handy dandy stand, shaped especially to fit your cranial curves.

I'll use it when I teach about the brain.

1 comment:

  1. I have never though about ordering a brain before. It seems like a really good idea to familiarize yourself it. If you wanted to add a little more to the experience, you could buy a greys anatomy scrubs . My kids think that it is the funnest thing in the world to dress up and play "doctor". I don't know why, but every time I put one of those scrubs on, I start to feel like a doctor and that I need to operate on someone.