Do you know Bangalore has its own Brain Museum which opens up your eyes to the fascinating working of the human brain? Yes, the NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Science) Neuropathology department has been collecting brain specimens for the past 35 plus years to train their students. Recently, they began to show the collection at a Brain Museum under the charge of Professor S.K. Shankar.
A tiny classroom turning into a one of a kind Brain Museum, Professor Shankar and the members of his team started it with brining a real skull and human brain which people can touch and feel. People do say that it feels like hardened paneer because of the preservation treatments. Weird right?
The actual Museum, the big white room with shelves which displays over 400 transparent cases with all kinds of brains in them. Start with the animal kingdom and explore from the tiny chicken brain to mouse, duck, and end the session with cow’s brain.
Move on to the fetuses and trace the beginning of brain development in human and jump into the brains which have effected with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Cerebral Palsy.
They also have the accident victim brain which could have saved with a single helmet or seatbelt. In the end, your guide will show you the Neuro-Infected brains.
You can visit the Brain Museum on Wednesday and Saturdays. So, what you say?