This Badass Scientist Shaved Off Her Hair To Teach Students About Brain Regions

"Scientists do lots of crazy things."

MIT neuroscientist Nancy Kanwisher wanted to show her students where all the regions of the brain were located.

So she decided to SHAVE HER ENTIRE HEAD. For science, of course.

She began her video lesson by talking about the cortex (the part of the brain we use to hear, move, and think with).

Grad student Rosa Lafer-Sousa drew parts of the brain in different colors to teach students about its functions, like this red region.

She hopes the unconventional lesson will draw attention to science education and lectures on her website.

Check out the entire video below:

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