How many times have you overheard some outlandish comment from a friend or relative and thought to yourself, _what is going on in their head?_ Now that we’re in holiday season, this feeling is likely at an all-time high…
Researchers and curious individuals have the chance to get a glimpse at the brain up close thanks to the “brain library” at *Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo Hospital* in Lima, Peru. Not many people are aware of the museum, a facility open to the public that is one of the largest of its kind in not only Latin America but the world.
In an article recently published on Phys.org, a web-based science, technology and research news source, author Luis Jaime Cisneros lists the Lima museum as having “a total of *2,912 brains collected over the years*, nearly 300 of which are on display in a mind-opening exhibit.”
Divided into three parts (neuroanatomy, birth defects and brain damage), healthy and diseased brains are seen by some *20,000 visitors a year*, according to Cisneros.
To read the full article, including an interview with the museum’s leading neuropathologist, *Diana Rivas*, click here
Visit the Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo Hospital *(Lima District 15003) near Barrio Altos* and let us know what you thought!
Below is a video from the AP archives, a brief tour of the museum:
_(Video: Youtube/AP Archive)_The Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo Hospital has a massive collection of brains, hundreds of which can be seen by the public.