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NIMHANS Brain Museum, Bangalore

NIMHANS Brain Museum showcases the human brain and its functions. NIMHANS Brain Museum is located at National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS). The Museum seeks to help visitors see the brain, understand how it works and get an insight into the kind of diseases that can affect it. The museum has a diverse collection of over 600 brain samples and is the result of over 30 years of research.

The museum, the brainchild of Dr S K Shankar, professor and head of department of neuropathology, came up after an effort of 30 years of facilitating brain donations. During the autopsy of various patients, permission was taken to take parts of their brain for research. In the process the team has stumbled upon some fascinating revelations that are otherwise not seen through MRI scans.

A complete different kind of museum has been setup in the Bangalore city by NIMHANS hospital around 1995 with support of the central government's Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to promote research in Neurobiology using human nervous tissues.

NIMHANS has about 300 of brain repository present at the "Brain Museum". These brains are kept in formalin-filled jars. These brains are collected in order to carry on research who are in the field of neurosciences, for the study of neurological, neurosurgical and psychiatric disorders. In order to make it public and also educate children, all aged groups who could know the functioning of the brain which is still a mystery for many scientists. In this museum, you will see different kinds of brain and problems. A single brain can be preserved for 20 years and every year NIMHANS add more to their repository.

The Neuropathology Museum is open to public only on Saturdays from 10 a.m to 3p.m at NIMHANS.

NIMHANS Brain Museum (Neuropathology Museum)
Hosur Road, SR Krishnappa Garden,
Hombegowda Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029
Phone Number: 080 26995035