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Kuin hammastahnaa? Saturday, May 13, 2006

Posted by Sami Oinonen in bizarre.
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tofu.jpgOlen aina miettinyt, ja kuten varmaan PA:kin, miltä aivot mahtaisivat tuntua jos niitä koskettaisi. Ei ole koskaan ollut mahdollisuutta todentaa. Neurokirurgi Katrina Firlik auttaa meitä maallikoita hivenen ymmärtämään ovatko aivot kuin hyytelöä, hammastahnaa vai jotain muuta.

The brain is soft. Some of my colleagues compare it to toothpaste, but that’s not quite right. It doesn’t spread like toothpaste. It doesn’t adhere to your fingers the way toothpaste does. Tofu — the soft variety, if you know tofu — may be a more accurate comparison. If you cut out a sizable cube of brain it retains its shape, more or less, although not quite as well as tofu.

[Katrina S. Firlik: Another Day in the Frontal Lobe]

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