National Museum of Health and Medicine - Brain in a Vat

Down the street from Che^z near the US Army's Ft Detreck Walter Reed Annex is the National Museum of Health and Medicine. The building itself is fascinating architecturally ...http://zhurnaly.com/images/National_Museum_Health_Medicine_bldg.jpg
http://zhurnaly.com/images/NMHM_skeleton_1.jpg... as are some of the materials in glass cases inside, such as these tiny fetal skeletons ...http://zhurnaly.com/images/NMHM_skeleton_2.jpg
http://zhurnaly.com/images/NMHM_brain_vat_0.jpg... and various other exhibits involving mostly military-related medical themes. Among the most interesting neuroscience-related items at the NMHM is a genuine "brain in a vat" (with spinal cord) ...
... but if a visitor gets too close, an undocumented feature of this display apparently may be triggered ...http://zhurnaly.com/images/NMHM_brain_vat_1.jpg
http://zhurnaly.com/images/NMHM_brain_vat_2.jpg... and pull that person's consciousness into the pickled cerebral mass, leaving behind a vacant stare and an empty-headed ...
... zombie. Strangely but fortunately, however, in the case of this victim of the system absolutely no differences could be observed after the mind was removed!http://zhurnaly.com/images/NMHM_brain_vat_3.jpg

^z - 2014-10-18