The mind's matter

It’s been sliced and diced, frozen, pickled, blended up and cast in resin. The fragile substance of the human brain has been subjected to a huge variety of indignities over the centuries, all in the name of medicine and scientific inquiry. 

At the London headquarters of the Wellcome Trust, the ways humans have manipulated the most mysterious of human organs have become the subject of an exhibition of artworks, preserved brains, surgical tools and more, including the brains of Albert Einstein, ‘father of the computer’ Charles Babbage and 19th-century serial murderer

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