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Body Worlds and The Brain

June 15th, 2010 by Leah Wong

This traveling exhibition aims to teach about the inner workings of the body and the effects certain life choices have.

Bodies are preserved through a process of plastination, which halts decomposition.  The bodies were donated by individuals who provided permission that once they die, their body could be used and displayed for educational purposes.  However, names and cause of death are not disclosed in the exhibit.

The bodies are positioned in ways so each illustrates a different anatomical feature.  For example, when the body is kicking a soccer ball, certain muscles are used - a plastinate in the exhibit is positioned to demonstrate this.  Others show the internal organs, so you can observe their positioning in the body.  In display cases throughout the floor there are individual organs.


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