If you visit the Wellcome Collection‘s latest exhibition, Brains: The Mind as Matter, you will surely want to lay eyes on one of their most heavily-promoted highlights, a piece of Albert Einstein’s (1879 – 1955) brain.
The sliver of cortex on display is not particularly illuminating, and far from the most interesting thing in the gallery space. Still, for what it’s worth, here it is.
To learn more about the fascination surrounding Einstein’s brain, click here.
To watch the touching (and hilarious) 1994 documentary Einstein’s Brain, about Japanese Professor Kenji Sugimoto’s trip to America, in search of Einstein’s brain, click below:
(with thanks to the original uploaders)
Brains: The Mind as Matter, runs from 29th March – 17th June 2012. As usual, photography is strictly prohibited, so you’ll need a sneaky bag of tricks to get shots like the ones above.