Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.
Search for free, downloadable images taken from our library and museum collections, including paintings, illustrations, photos and more.
3D-printed reconstruction of a healthy adult human brain
- Stephanie Forkel, NatBrainLab
- Digital Images
Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
You can use this work for any purpose, including commercial uses, without restriction under copyright law. You should also provide attribution to the original work, source and licence.
Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) terms and conditions https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
Credit: 3D-printed reconstruction of a healthy adult human brain. Stephanie J. Forkel, Natbrainlab, King's College London, Ahmad Beyh, Natbrainlab, King's College London & Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, Brain Connectivity and Behaviour Group, Brain and Spine Institute, La Salpêtrière. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Selected images from this work
About this work
3D-printed reconstruction of the brain surface of a healthy female adult human brain, photograph. Neuroimaging science has seen the development of many novel techniques to investigate the structure and function of the living human brain. However, the gold standard is still considered to be post-mortem examinations and histological staining owing to the superior resolution and minimal source of artefacts. With the advent of advanced cutting-edge methodologies, which enable scientists to visualise the brain anatomy with a similar resolution to post mortem specimens, it might be high time we reconsidered what we define as our gold standard. In this image, the brain is viewed from the left hand side. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) was used to acquire 2D data of a colleague's brain, which were then converted to 3D renders and exported to a printable format. The 3D print is made from golden Poly Lactic Acid filament and measures 4 x 6.5 x 3 cm.