Three Moby Dick’s worth of brains

16 01 2015

20150115_180710 These deceptively small boxes hold over 5000 slices of mouse brain: 336 slides’ worth from 42 animals.

The meticulous work of slicing the brains and then mounting the fragile frozen wafers (which involves a small paintbrush and a steady hand) has taken Danielle around 90 hours, the last 28 of which she also devoted to an audio book of Moby Dick (figuring it’s a classic, but not something she’d ever read).

Still more to go though – at least one other long classic’s worth I reckon.


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