NIMHANS Brain Museum 1/2 by Tripoto
11:00 AM -4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Educational tour

NIMHANS Brain Museum

This is a sprawling museum solely dedicated to medical science. Such an initiative is very unique in our country and this is no doubt the first. The museum is a part of the very famous National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences off the Hosur Road in Bangalore. This idea was the brain child of Professor S.K. Shankar, who was a teacher of Neuropathology. They started this place first as a mere lab to educated students persuing medicine but then took the noble step of educating the public. They had to first take permission about gathering parts of the brains of dead people during autopsy and now when you enter this place you find it all set. There are many jars and bottles with a variety of human brains which helped in the functioning of someone even a few years back. The main motive is to show us what difference is shown externally on our brains due to any injury or disease. The brains of people suffering from haemorrhage, schizophrenia and other accidents are shown clearly out here. Not only is this a very new and interesting experience but it is very educative also.
Nancy Nance
This Museum has a collection of brains. Yes, you read that right. Brains of animals as well the brain of 21 week fetus are displayed here. One can learn about brain and how it functions and how it controls our emotions. Also, it displays the brains that are eaten by Amoeba which can enter into our body through the nose while swimming.