The brain museum is housed inside the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences in Bangalore
The research lab, in the former Bangalore Lunatic Asylum, has now opened up to students and tourists
Among the brains on display are those from people who had Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.
One of the workers at the brain museum holds up a human brain that is on display. The researchers who lead tours there encourage visitors to hold the brains in an effort to ‘demystify’ them.
Among the brains on display are those from people who have suffered from a range of illnesses including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia. Each brain is labelled with the disease or injury it suffered.
The museum displays other organs, too, including the lungs of a heavy smoker (pictured), a pancreas, kidneys, a heart, a voice box and a human skeleton.