The Beautiful Mind
December 15, 2008 9:18 AM   Subscribe

The Beautiful Mind. An online gallery of neuroscience photographs. [Via]
posted by homunculus (10 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Wow, another screaming-awful flash-based photo site. When will the torture stop?
posted by DarkForest at 9:31 AM on December 15, 2008 [3 favorites]

I can't find the mind pictures. I'm only getting brains.
posted by StickyCarpet at 9:43 AM on December 15, 2008 [1 favorite]

The interface may not be the best, but the pictures are beautiful. Thanks for this post!
posted by solipsophistocracy at 10:14 AM on December 15, 2008

Some great abstract shapes and colors here, like 3-5 in the Maze group. I really like the first group, too. Thanks, homunculus, neat stuff. Hilariously over-designed site, though. Making you mouseover to read captions that simultaneously erase the photo you're looking at? From a usability standpoint that's about as absurd as it gets. Ugh. Web designers.
posted by mediareport at 10:15 AM on December 15, 2008

Yeah, the interface is ridiculous, but I am really enjoying the photos. Thanks!

(But I'm afraid they will only make Astro Zombie hungry.)
posted by trip and a half at 10:23 AM on December 15, 2008

Thank you, o humble jellyfish, for these pictures.
posted by not_on_display at 11:07 AM on December 15, 2008

Yeah, the interface is wanting, but I'm forgiving of bad interfaces and navigation as long as the content is good (like the series on the EPA a few days ago).
posted by homunculus at 1:08 PM on December 15, 2008

It would be great to be able to get prints of some of these...
posted by Maias at 2:39 PM on December 15, 2008

Gorgeous, despite the interface -- though I'll always have a soft spot for the low-tech 1830s drawings of neurons by Purkinje, which look like something out of Tolkien.
posted by finnb at 2:29 AM on December 16, 2008 [1 favorite]

For even ooier "ooh"s and ahhier "ahh"s... The Brainbow.
posted by underthehat at 11:18 AM on December 16, 2008 [1 favorite]

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