3D scan of man’s brain to go on display in Edinburgh

The 3D printed scan will be on display at the National Museum of Scotland

The 3D printed scan will be on display at the National Museum of Scotland

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Retired miner John Scott comes face-to-face with a 3D printed scan of his own brain, which is set to go on display at the National Museum of Scotland this summer.

Mr Scott, 79, from Tranent, was one of more than 1,000 people tested as part of the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936, a pioneering study by the University of Edinburgh into brain and cognitive ageing. It draws on the cohort members’ scores from a nationwide intelligence test administered in 1947, (when they were aged 11) and cutting-edge neuroscientific research throughout their 70s.

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