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Rainbow Map of the Brain by M. D. Van Wedeen reveals an orderly lattice of nerve fibers that intersect at roughly right angles, much simpler than had been suspected. via Greg Miller, ScienceNOW. Here is a story from All Things Considered, NPR tinyurl.com/7le3f77 #Brain #Neuroscience #M_D_Van_Weeden #ScienceNow #Greg_Miller

Albert Einstein’s brain, removed by pathologist Thomas Harvey shortly after the great scientist’s death, segmented and preserved in celloidin.

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