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Sections of Einstein and other famous brains will be featured at the Wellcome Collection show 'Brains: The Mind As Matter' starting Thursday.
Albert Einstein's brain will go on display at London's Wellcome Collection Thursday as a part of the 'the Mind as Matter' display.
Einstein's brain will join those of a murderer, a suffragette, an ancient Egyptian and a renowned computer scientist, in a display that is meant to teach visitors about the most complex organ in the body.
"(This) single fragile organ has become the object of modern society's most profound hope fears and beliefs - and some of the most extreme practices and advanced technologies," said Marius Kwint, the show's co-curator, according to Reuters.
"The different ways in which we have treated and represented real physical brains open up a lot of questions about our collective minds."
Apart from human brains, the show will feature scientific manuscripts, artifacts, videos and photography all dealing with grey matter.
According to the Guardian, the display will also feature primitive brain surgery tools like a wood handled trephine with a shark-toothed blade used for cutting holes in bones.
Yet, Einstein's brain remains the biggest draw.
After his death in 1955 at the age of 76, Einstein's brain was sliced into 240 sections, but only two of which will be in the show, said Sky News.
The sections from Einstein's brain are on loan from the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, after they were publicly shown for the first time in the US last year.
The Mind as Matter show will run from March 29th to June 17th.