With 100 billion nerve cells, the complexity of the human brain is absolutely mind-boggling. It serves as the command center for the human nervous system, generating ideas and holding all our memories, hopes and fears. It’s also squishy and incredibly fragile.
The video below shows an unfixed brain and just how delicate it truly is.
In this teaching video, Suzanne Stensaas, Ph.D., Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine, demonstrates the properties and anatomy of an unfixed brain.
WARNING: The video contains graphic images, a human brain from a recent autopsy.