Have you ever thought about your brain? The organ that gives rise to thoughts is pretty thought to provoke itself. When we learn about the structure of the brain in our middle school science classes, we learn about its weight, structure and other such things but we do not learn much about how it would feel if we touched them. The general consensus, however, about this, is that the brain would feel a little like a rubber ball but that is not the case- the brain is actually really soft to touch.
It is almost like a blob- soft and mushy. The reason our brain has such extensive natural protection is that it is more sensitive than we can imagine, the fluid that surrounds our brains is to make sure it does not receive shocks even if we shake our heads too much because that is how soft it is.
This video features neurologist Suzanne Strensaas, holding a freshly removed human brain that has not had anything done upon it. It fits in her palms and she keeps turning it over to make sure she does not put too much pressure on it. It is truly incredible, how something that fits into our palm holds all our life in it, everything that we have been through, everything that we have felt and so on- all of that information in something that weighs about three pounds and can be held in one hand.
The doctor says that the patient who donated their body to research and science had died of a cellular failure, which is why her brain is untouched and can be used for research.
The brain is a truly fascinating organ, it basically rules every other organ in our body while being smaller than most of them. What they say is true, size does not matter. If our brain decides to stop working, the rest of the organs are bound to fail as well. Medical science has truly come a long way, doing away with all the misconceptions about the human body and the research is still going on to know what else the human brain is capable of.
When storing a brain, one cannot just store it in a jar without suspending it because that way it might just fall to the bottom and then lose its shape, getting flattened or something. It is necessary to make a string pass through one of the arteries and make sure that it is suspended with preserving solution surrounding it.