It's time again for fruit and veggie carving season. And what could be better than a carved brain. This time it's out of a watermelon. Enjoy! -via Neatorama-
So freakin' cool. Although... I can't even solve a real one - much less one that isn't visually as obvious. -via Neatorama-
The NYTimes has a great article, slide show and video with some phenomenal pictures of the brain. Well worth checking out. Enjoy!
Jessica @ Bioephemera found some really great plastinated bull cocks and I have to agree with her on not buying them. But... I LOVE these brains! Too bad they're 1500 euros :/
Mmmm.... brains... And.... I'm back
Wow, their brains are small. It all makes sense now - all they want to do is eat shit and kill their competitors. Anyone want to translate the, what I'm assuming, is Japanese for me? -Via Neatorama-
Check out this fark photoshop contest using neurons. Here's one of my favorites:
Ahh.... an animated brain on drugs - how could it get any better?!
Some scientists seem to think so. Check out this comparison between a sagittal section of a brain and this piece of art: Pretty striking similarity isn't there? Partly as a joke to entertain sceptical colleagues, he and the team went on a brain trawl, and found many other examples. The team is convinced the artists were fascinated by the scientific discoveries being made by anatomists, but their theories had to be concealed in the imagery of their paintings, particularly when their clients were so often senior clergy who might see their scientific interests as blasphemous or even heretical…
Title: Brain Juice. Year: 1996-1997 Summary: A Brain comes to life and tries to take over the world through cable access TV. There are even cameos by Beavis and Butthead and the cast of the Wizard of Oz. And obviously made in Canada ;) Weird eh?!
Since you've all been clamouring to see it, here's my new tattoo, and a video clip of the work in progress. It's an intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cell, my favourite type of neuron. The artist was Gordon at Brain Drops, highly recommended. :) Enjoy your holidays!
December 13 is my birthday! Yippee, you say, how old am I? Old enough to not say... I will shamelessly mention the Amazon wish list linked from my contact page, and remind you that Omni Brain has a tip jar in the sidebar (shared with Steve). But I'm not desperate for anything and there are plenty of deserving charities who need your money (I recommend UNIFEM). I'm thankful they are helping people in a more direct way than I can. Anyway. I'm celebrating aging with a new tattoo, and am very excited about it! I've been interested in intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs…
Stunning vector art by Brazilian illustrator Guilherme Marconi. Marconi is a fabulously talented designer who has created a number of unique works related to thought and brain. Check out this contribution to the Vector Magazine calendar in a pdf, and view more of his portfolio (including an Absolut Vodka ad) at his web site.
Not so much walking as rocking and rolling, a brain moves along a desk in a supremely pointless amateur video. Watch the shadow on the wall behind the brain...
In other news about brain-shaped toys, here's the Walking Brain. Wind it up and, yes, it walks. The really stupid thing, though, is that someone's created a 15 second video of it waddling across a blank screen that they think people will pay to download (you can watch it for free), while the toy costs way less than the video.
Get this 'Magical Thinking Hat' from the Anatomical Chart Company. Colorful, anatomically correct brain on the cap - flip up the brim and expose the words,"Think, Think, Think..." when you need extra brainpower. 100% cotton. One size fits all.
This Friday is a holiday (in America, at least) and what's better on a holiday than a rerun? Yay for reruns. So, I've written about the Amygdaloids before, but here's an introduction video in case you didn't see it (or want to enjoy it again). Also, this band of rockin' cognitive scientists has a CD available now. The Amygdaloids: Live concert at Union Hall Preview their new CD here (buy it here) alongside descriptions of each brain-based song. "Past lovers often leave strong and enduring memories. 'A Trace' tells a story about this. Memory researchers in the know will figure out that the…
I couldn't wait for Multimedia Friday to post this video, it's just too funny. I Am the Very Model of a Psychopharmacologist is set to Gilbert and Sullivan's classic song with animation. Created by Stephen M Stahl, MD, PhD, of the Neurosciences Education Institute, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, author of Essential Psychopharmacology. Credentials for neuropsychopharmacological hilarity.
Check out this sweet sweet purse made to resemble a brain: I think it's an obvious idea since brains combined with anything is sweet, but you might wonder about who the heck came up with this idea: Known for stretching the fashion limits with his avant garde design for the label Undercover, Jun Takashi recently came out with this Brain Bag. An intricate knit of wool resembling the three-pound jelly structure encapsulated by the skull, it's playful but also looks mature and sophisticated and holds its own among other designer handbags. -via boingboing-