The unfixed brain
In this teaching video, Suzanne Stensaas, Ph.D., Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine, demonstrates the properties and anatomy of an unfixed brain. This video contains graphic images, a human brain from a recent autopsy.
There are two purposes for this video:
- To stress the vulnerability of the brain to highlight the importance of wearing helmets, seat belts, and taking care of this very precious tissue.
- To use as a teaching aid for students who only have access to fixed tissue, models, and pictures.