Slices of Einsten's Brain on Display at Brains Exhibit in London

Posted on March 29, 2012

The Wellcome Collection in London is running a gallery about the human brain called Brains: The Mind as Matter. The exhibit includes a model of Albert Einstein's brain as well as slices from his actual brain.

An online component of Brains: The Mind as Matter, available here, includes images from the exhibition. The site also has an interactive feature of a male human brain, which was removed from a man's skull shortly after his death and then preserved.

James Peto, senior curator of the Welcome Collection, says Einstein did not actually give approval for his brain to be removed and preserved following his death. Take a look:

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