Did Michelangelo Paint a Brainstem in the Sistine Chapel?

In a guest post written last month for Scientific American, neuroscientist and author Douglas Fields discusses recent claims that there is brain imagery woven into Michelangelo’s illustrations in the Sistine Chapel.

Fields appears to be fairly convinced that Michelangelo knowingly incorporated anatomical features of the human brainstem into his masterpiece, as seen above. Are you convinced?

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Noah Hutton

Noah Hutton is a film director and curator, and was named a 2015 Salzburg Global Fellow in Neuroscience and Art.

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