Monday, November 15, 2010

Mind-Blowing Brain Images From Then and Now | Wired Science

It is not an accident. There is a grand tradition of scientists making art out of human anatomy, from the comic grotesqueries of Vesalius to the exquisite drawings of Cajal. The twenty-first century is no exception.

Just because these images depend on expensive machines doesn't mean the scientist has become a passive observer, or no longer thinks about the aesthetics.

Keats knew that truth exists in a tangled relationship with beauty, and nothing illustrates that poetic concept better than these scientific images. Their empirical power is entwined with their visual majesty.

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