Perhaps verging on the ghoulish today, but still a good reality check for all students of the mind/brain – whether amateur or professional:
A story from the NYT about the Cornell Brain Society founded in 1899 when collecting brains was cool.
About the author
Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.
He has been writing about scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book “Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks:
- Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion
- The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic
- Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
- Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
And in case you want to a send a brain to them, here’s how to pack it for transport. If you are sending your own brain, please make sure beforehand that you no longer require it.