Your brain, exploded.

This is a remarkable illustration of an exploded view of the interior structures of the human brain. I have seen many side views of the interior of one hemisphere showing these structures packed tightly together deep inside the brain, but this exploded view gave me an entirely new understanding of how these structures are arranged.

These outstanding images are from the lavishly illustrated The Human Brain Book, by Rita Carter, Susan Aldridge, Martyn Page, and Steve Parker, 2009, New York: DK Publishing. Well worth a lengthy browse for the illustrations as well as the detailed information about all aspects of brain function.

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(via fuckyeahneuroscience)