Brain surface

Photograph of the surface of a living brain.

Robert Ludlow, UCL Institute of Neurology, London

“This photograph shows the surface (cortex) of a human brain belonging to an epileptic patient. The image displays the bright red arteries that supply the brain with nutrients and oxygen and the purple veins that remove deoxygenated blood. This photograph was taken before an intracranial electrode recording procedure for epilepsy, in which electrical activity is measured from the exposed surface of the brain.”

To find out more about Robert’s image and its creation, view this video on the UCL Institute of Neurology’s website.

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