3D printed brain scan to go on show at National Museum

John Scott holds a 3D printed scan of his own brain. Picture: contributed
John Scott holds a 3D printed scan of his own brain. Picture: contributed
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RETIRED miner John Scott comes face-to-face with a 3D printed scan of his own brain, which is set to go on display at the National Museum of Scotland this summer.

John Scott, 79, from Tranent, was one of more than 1000 people tested as part of the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936, a study by Edinburgh University into brain and cognitive ageing.

It draws on participants’ scores from a nationwide intelligence test administered in 1947, when they were aged 11, and cutting-edge neuroscientific research.

The 3D printed scan and a remarkable laser etching of neural connections in Mr Scott’s brain will be part of a display on the development of medical imaging in the study of the brain. It will be in one of ten new galleries opening at the National Museum of Scotland.

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