Jelly Brain Dissection

An edible journey into the human mind for the Barbican.

A gently wobbling brain on a plate is dissected as a neuroscientist explains the functional anatomy of this incredible organ, and how we know that certain parts of the brain are responsible for different things and the role each part plays in aspects of the audience’s everyday lives, e.g. memory, planning, decision making etc. and evolution of this magnificent organ. As each part of the brain is dissected, pieces are fed to members of the audience.


Surprising, fun, and slightly disgusting, audiences at events around the UK and Europe have discussed human brain anatomy with practicing neuroscientists while devouring mouthfuls of delicious jelly brain. This unique and spectacular feast is interactive, informative, and suitable to a range of ages.


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