When you’re drunk and merry celebrating Christmas today, remember to watch out for the brain imposters! The Brain Domain team have put together a list of some of the most convincing brain imposters – things that look like your brain but actually aren’t!
–A WALNUT– –A CAULIFLOWER–
–BRAIN CORAL IN GREAT BARRIER REEF–
–A PRIMATE’S BRAIN–
A folded cerebral cortex allows a much greater surface area of brain to be packed in to the skull. This makes them similar to a human brain in appearance. Watch out for your peanuts this Christmas!
–SOMEONE ELSE’S BRAIN–
Though it may be difficult, never confuse someone else’s brain with your own! This can cause all kinds of awkward conversations, particularly at Christmas.
…. Do come back in January to read some neuroscience content that’s a lot more informative!
Animal Brain image adapted from the Mammalian Brain Collection