Did you know the human brain contains about 100 billion nerve cells? Come and discover the workings of this mysterious organ that makes you, you.
The human brain: weighs 1.5kg, fills up a 1.25l soft drink bottle with space to spare, and contains at least 10 times more nerve cells than there are people on Earth.
With great ingenuity and advances in scanning technology, we now know a lot more about the crazy and wonderful workings of this most mysterious organ.
Try mimicking the varied expressions you see! This exhibit explores how the brain has evolved to express and feel emotions, from the primordial brain stem to the enlarged “primate brain” that distinguishes us from most animals.
An artistic, graphic navigation like none other, the Human Connectome Project maps the connections that underlie human function, in the hopes to advance our understanding of what makes us uniquely human.