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spoookyscary:

Skull made with 375 slices of real human brains at Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum, created by Skull-A-Day artist Noah Scalin. 

spoookyscary:

Skull made with 375 slices of real human brains at Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum, created by Skull-A-Day artist Noah Scalin

The medical artist Dorothy Davison (1890 – 1984) worked at Manchester Royal Infirmary with the renowned neurosurgeon and scholar Sir Geoffrey Jefferson (1886 – 1961) during the 1930s and 40s. 

Medical art was flourishing at the time, partly thanks to the influence of Max Brödel (1870 – 1941), who promoted a detailed and lucid style of drawing with stippled Ross-board and carbon dust that was considered suitable for publication. 

Davison helped to found the Medical Artist Association in 1949 to supervise professional training and development, which Jefferson vigorously supported. 

theislandofthemind:

I saw these on Tumblr a few weeks ago and HAD to get them as a payday treat. The illustration on the covers is fantastic, and so much more detailed than this picture could ever give justice to, (The spines make them aesthetically pleasing stacked too). I am really looking forward to sitting down and reading them soon, hopefully I can get some inspiration for my PHD application.

theislandofthemind:

I saw these on Tumblr a few weeks ago and HAD to get them as a payday treat. The illustration on the covers is fantastic, and so much more detailed than this picture could ever give justice to, (The spines make them aesthetically pleasing stacked too). I am really looking forward to sitting down and reading them soon, hopefully I can get some inspiration for my PHD application.

Recent scientific advances have ushered in revolutionary ways of imaging and monitoring brain activity. This rapidly evolving field has given rise to some beautiful and thought provoking images

From the Barbican’s Consciousness lectures.

nautilusfire:

The preserved brain collection, Grant Museum of Zoology.

nautilusfire:

The preserved brain collection, Grant Museum of Zoology.

Neuron papercut (available to buy here!)

Neuron papercut (available to buy here!)

A whistle-stop guide to the exploded theories, wild misconceptions and bursts of insight that have shaped our understanding of the brain.

From the Barbican’s Consciousness lectures.