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Brains: The Mind as Matter

Open daily until 4th Jan 2014
Price
Free
Event times
All day

This exhibition closed on 4 January 2014.

Brains: The Mind as Matter asked not what brains do for us, but what we have done to brains in the name of medical intervention, scientific enquiry, cultural meaning and technological change.

Video - about Brains: The Mind as Matter

This hugely popular exhibition from the Wellcome Collection featured previously unseen objects and artworks which explored Manchester's contribution to understanding the brain.

About Brains: The Mind as Matter

About Brains: The Mind as Matter

Find out more about Brains, and take a look at some of the objects and artworks from the exhibition.

Play Axon - the Brains game

Play Axon - the Brains game

Play Wellcome Collection's FREE online game. Try to make as many of the brain's 100 trillion connections as you can, and grow your neuron as long as possible.

Debate the Brain app

Debate the Brain app

How well do you know your own brain? This FREE app from the Wellcome Collection explores social and ethical questions about the human brain.
Play online or download from the App Store.

Brains on Tumblr

Brains on Tumblr

Follow Brains on Tumblr for images of the brain in art, history and popular culture, and submit images of the brain that you want to share with the world.

Videos about Brains

Videos about Brains

Watch a brief history of the brain, a short documentary filmed at Hammersmith Hospital, in which donated human brains are dissected and stored in a tissue bank for research into neurological diseases.

Image: Helen Pynor, Head Ache, 2008. Courtesy of the artist and GV Art gallery, London.

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