Of Two Minds

Anatomically-Correct Brain Cake!

i-884eb5fc5ab25b1446721361549e13dd-shelley icon.JPG Well folks, sorry I’ve been so AWOL around here lately. Lets just say there’s been a lot of long hours in the basement with the confocal microscope, and I’ve also been in charge of organizing the U of M Neuroscience Spring Symposium, which is next week. I’m super-excited about the three visiting neuroscientists: Nicholas Gaiano, Ed Boyden, and David Sulzer. So, forgive my temporary absence…although I’m sure Steve is keeping everyone entertained.

Speaking of entertaining, I was emailed this awesome anatomically correct brain cake, recipe which I just had to share. Someone put a lot of love into photographing the entire process of creating something both nerdy and delicious– even using chocolate chips to create an EEG grid.

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  1. #1 Ole Blue
    April 18, 2008

    Does it make a person smarter when they eat the cake? I know people who could use it if it does.

  2. #2 DocBailey
    April 18, 2008

    Why is the confocal ALWAYS located in the basement????

  3. #3 AnnieH
    April 21, 2008

    More to the point, can you have your brain and eat it, too?
    Ummm, cake. I meant cake. Must get that straight before I go back to work.

  4. #4 Raymond
    April 22, 2008

    The Cake Is A Lie!

  5. #5 k
    April 22, 2008

    Pretty impressive………the temporal lobe is a little small…..but better than anything I could ever do!

  6. #6 Bryce M.
    April 23, 2008

    could i contract kuru or BSE from eating this cake?

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