One Room, 3,000 Brains
Researchers are on the brink of understanding the biological causes of psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia. The Brain Bank at McLean Hospital has become a key player in what could be a stunning new era of discovery. But for some McLean scientists, making sense of our madness is more than a job. It's personal.
WHEN I PEER DOWN INTO ONE OF THE BUCKETS IN A SINK, I see my first human brain. It's actually half a brain, trailing some stem, and the noodlelike folds are pearly in color, rather than the gray you'd expect. "We don't want the smell to be too strong," says George Tejada, explaining the need to soak the half-brain in ... (Full Article: 2821 Words)
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