This is both fascinating and slightly yucky, but overall really cool. It's amazing to me that all we are, all of our thoughts, memories, beliefs, personality traits, etc. are all contained within this wet, blobby jello mold of an organ.
As neuroanatomist Suzanne Strensaas says in the video, most of us tend to think that the brain is like a rubber ball. However, if you’re a trauma surgeon or a neurosurgeon, you realize that the brain is really very, very soft and much more vulnerable than the impression you get from textbooks.
As she’s holding the 1.4 kg (3 lbs) brain in both palms, it’s absolutely crazy to realise that right there is the entire set of life experiences of what was once a living, feeling human being.
If you have a weak stomach, don't watch this. If you can handle it, it's really quite neat:
Last Edit: Sept 4, 2018 21:53:44 GMT -5 by Optimus