Monday, 21 March 2016

Education: Dissecting A Brain

You have been learning Brain Anatomy.

              Today I show a dissection of a real human brain
                If this is too close for comfort don't view 

                           This the work of the MS Society Tissue Bank
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5 comments:

  1. Very interesting.
    Can you also show inflamed aerea due to MS?

    And a question: if you are given brain tissue do you also receive MRI data to make precise cuts and investigate the areas affected by infammation?

    Thanks!

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    1. It depends on the lab, in the Netherlands they MRI the brain I believe

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  2. Thanks, a real insight. You can see pictures in books and it's just not quite the same as the privilege of witnessing (on film) a dissection. Hugely educational.

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  3. Interesting thanks. From what I am learning these are fixed brains and an unfixed brain is much softer. It would be difficult to make slices of an unfixed brain as it would be too soft.

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    1. Yes a fixed brain you can tell by the colour and also as you say it is harder, slicing an unfixed brain can be done with a sharp knife.

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