Cerebral humor

by Lorien E. Menhennett

The brain is complex. Studying it is fascinating — and also frustrating. Thankfully, I have people in my life who help me keep my sense of humor about this amazing organ, and the two months spent studying it during medical school.

"Just inflate!"

“Just inflate!”

First, there’s the Emergency Brain, with the tag line “Just inflate!” If only it were that easy, right? It’s a nice thought though, and one that makes me laugh.

Second, there’s The Handy Brain Model. This is a brain model like you’ve never seen, a mitten of sorts that you put on your hand to simulate the lobes of the cortex as well other structures like the amygdala and the hippocampus. It’s both funny and practical. Who could ask for more?

Thanks, guys. Laughter really is the best medicine.