Exhibit: Brains: The Mind as Matter

As of this coming Thursday, March 29th, the Wellcome Collection in London is featuring a special exhibit on the brain. The exhibit, Brains: The Mind as Matter, runs until June 17th, 2012. As one of the many online components of this exhibit, the Wellcome Collection has put together a Tumblr site that explores “images of the brain in art, history and popular culture” and features many striking images of the brain, including the one above.

The full exhibit is described on the Wellcome Collection’s website as follows,

Our major new free exhibition seeks to explore what humans have done to brains in the name of medical intervention, scientific enquiry, cultural meaning and technological change.

Featuring over 150 artefacts including real brains, artworks, manuscripts, artefacts, videos  and photography, ‘Brains’ follows the long quest to manipulate and decipher the most unique and mysterious of human organs, whose secrets continue to confound and inspire.

‘Brains’ asks not what brains do to us, but what we have done to brains, focusing on the bodily presence of the organ rather than investigating the neuroscience of the mind.

via the Society for the History of Psychology Facebook page.

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.