Rebel Shop Geek Store

Subscribe

Hello Kitty Now in Star Wars and Star Trek!
Hello Kitty Now in Star Wars and Star Trek!

Bit Rebels Facebook Page
KICKSTARTER
J.A.E.S.A: Next Generation Artificial Intelligence
J.A.E.S.A - Next Generation Artificial Intelligence
KICKSTARTER
Looksery: Real-Time Face Transformation Filters
Looksery App
KICKSTARTER
Leaf Mount: Collapsible Stand For iPads, Samsungs, Kindle+
Leaf Mount
KICKSTARTER
ANTVR: All-In-One Universal Virtual Reality Kit
ANT Virtual Reality
Previous Article
Check Out More Of Our Geekery
Next Article
TECHNOLOGY | 3 Years Ago By Diana Adams

Geek Alert: Brain Cells Under A Microscope!

Geek Alert: Brain Cells Under A Microscope!

Back in the 80s during the “Just Say No” anti-drug campaign, I remember listening to the television ads, which said, “Don’t smoke pot, it kills brain cells.” And, of course, we all remember the fried egg commercial that said, “This is your brain, this is your brain on drugs.”

I was really young when President Ronald Regan and his wife Nancy started that campaign, and it really had an effect on me. I was scared to death to try any kind of drug because I didn’t want to kill my precious brain cells. However, one thing that I always wondered after watching those commercials was, “What exactly is a brain cell? What does one look like?”

Well, hot-diggedy-dog, now two decades years later, I finally get to see what a brain cell looks like. Today, Carl Schoonover’s book Portraits of the Mind is finally released. It is a book that tells the history of human exploration of the brain through pictures! Carl Schoonover, who studies neurobiology and behavior at Columbia University, shares these pictures, which up until recently have never before been seen by the general public. To me, these images look like beautiful artwork more than actual brain cells. Who knew how beautiful a human brain truly is! You can order Carl’s book and read more about it here.

[Image Credit: Amusing Planet]

 
 
 
 
Author Avatar Image Representation

Author: Diana Adams

Diana has a passion for blogging and has written over 4,000 blog posts. You can usually find Diana working in her home office in Atlanta or sitting in the corner of a downtown Starbucks somewhere with her mobile devices in one hand and a Grande Caramel Macchiato in the other. She loves Star Wars, hot chicken wings, and nice people.

Leave A Comment

You Might Also Like...
Bit Rebels
The Anatomy Of A Professional Email Signature [Infographic]
The Anatomy Of A Professional Email Signature [Infographic]
SHARES
281
Sci-Fi Fantasy Cosplay: Alien & Predator Are Best Buddies After All
Sci-Fi Fantasy Cosplay: Alien & Predator Are Best Buddies After All
SHARES
156
Rock: This 2-Inch Android Smartwatch Phone Is A Beast
Rock: This 2-Inch Android Smartwatch Phone Is A Beast
SHARES
275
Two Guys Build Insane Touchscreen Holodisplay In 11 Hours
Two Guys Build Insane Touchscreen Holodisplay In 11 Hours
SHARES
0
Hobbit Hole LEGO Build Goes Far Beyond The Realm Of The Block
Hobbit Hole LEGO Build Goes Far Beyond The Realm Of The Block
SHARES
245
 
css.php