WARNING: The video contains graphic images, a human brain from a recent autopsy.
The human brain acts as the command center for the human nervous system. With 100 billion nerve cells, the complexity of our think tank is absolutely mind-boggling.
It holds every single one of our ideas, pleasures, hopes and fears. However, it has the consistency of jello. It’s squishy and incredibly fragile.
Typically, a brain is handled after a fixing process, which hardens the brain. But the video above, featuring an unfixed brain, shows 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.