The Most Famous Brain In The World

Photo: Spencer Lowell

There’s something incredibly fascinating about seeing this real human brain sitting inside this plexiglass case.

The brain, photographed by Spencer Lowell, belonged to Henry Molaison who died in 2008 and had a rare condition where his memory only lasted a few minutes due to surgery he underwent for epilepsy in 1953. Henry was known as “Patient HM” and his brain has been donated to medical research for researchers to learn more about how the human brain captures and stores memories. PDN has some more background info about the image above.

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