Brains: The Mind as Matter
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.
This hugely popular exhibition from the Wellcome Collection featured previously unseen objects and artworks which explored Manchester's contribution to understanding the brain.
Find out more about Brains, and take a look at some of the objects and artworks from the exhibition.
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.
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.
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.
Find it in MOSI at:
- Great Western Warehouse
- Manchester Science