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This is a guest post in our #NPGsfn11 blog series and posted on behalf of Bradley Voytek. Meet the electric brain. A pinnacle of modern science! This marvel comes complete with a “centrencephalic system”, eyes, ears, medial and lateral geniculate, corpora quadrigemina, and visual cortex. (click to enlarge) The text reads: A giant electrified model of the human brain’s control system is demonstrated by Dr. A.G. Macleod, at the meeting of the American Medical Association in New York, on June 26, 1961. The maze of twisting tubes and blinking lights traces the way the brain receives information and turns it 

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