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Brain Extravaganza Kicks Off City-Wide Art Project

Jill Bolte Taylor has helped construct twenty-two brains to be placed around Bloomington.

Jill Bolte-Taylor

Photo: Jordan Ayan (Flickr)

Jill Bolte-Taylor holding a real human brain during her TED talk in 2008.

Bloomington will soon be filled with brains. Jill Bolte Taylor’s ‘Brains Extravaganza’ kicks off this weekend, with a launch party at noon Saturday at Bloomington High School South. It will be the only time all 22 brains will be in one place.

The 5-feet-tall anatomically correct brains will be displayed around Bloomington and the IU campus to encourage a greater understanding of brain science.

Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist who suffered a massive stroke in 1996, has spent the last decade educating people about issues relating to brain injury and neurological disorders.

The giant brains were constructed in Bloomington, by artist Joe LaMantia and will be on display all summer.

Dan Goldblatt

Dan Goldblatt is the Multi-media Producer for WFIU/WTIU News. A graduate of Indiana University, he studied journalism and anthropology. He currently lives in Bloomington with his cat, June Carter.

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