Revealing the Brain

Revealing the Brain

12 March – 2 June 2013

The brain is the seat of all our experiences and perceptions, but its workings are not obvious to the eye. The investigation of its dense grey textures has been a long process which continues today.

This exhibition of objects and video shows how scientists have gradually revealed the anatomy, functional regions, architecture, and electrical activity of the brain, and draws on work in Oxford from the 17th century to current research at the frontiers of neuroscience.

Anatomy of the brain

Anatomy of the brain, Thomas Willis, 1664