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Seen in the Yarniverse: Knitting the Brain

February 13th, 2009

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Ten years ago, semi-professional artist Karen Norberg set out on a difficult task: to knit a scientifically accurate brain. With one year, lots of textbooks, and even more yarn, Norberg achieved her goal. Her true-to-life brain is now receiving ample media attention, including an article from Scientific American. Click here to read the story, or visit the Museum of Fabric Brain Art to see Norberg’s knitted brain exhibited next to other scientifically accurate hand-crafted brains.

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  • Linda M.

    The ‘Knitted Brain’ is with no doubt the strangest knitted item I have ever heard of.
    However it is amazingly accurate. And it must have been a pains taking effort.

  • http://www.blogspot.carolbeech.com Connie

    How cool! I’m taking Neuroanatomy this semester and I’ll share this with the class.

  • http://fkclinic.blogspot.com Boinkie

    linked to my blog.

  • Ginger

    here is a crochet version that’s been up on YouTube for a while

  • Ginger

    oops – I guess the site didn’t like the embed code — so here is the direct link instead:

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