Extreme Close Up Photo Of A Living Human Brain

Extreme close up photo of a living human brain

Photo: A living human brain. Looks gross. But think about how amazing this is. You have one of these things inside your head, a mass of organic matter in which billions of connections make you — every memory, everything that ever was in your life is inside this mass. So yes, it may look gross, but it's freaking amazing.

The photo was taken Robert Ludlow — of the Institute of Neurology at the University of Central London — while operating a patient to treat his epilepsy. It won the Wellcome Image Award two years ago.

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