scale of the Human Brain

Visualizing the Scale of the Human Brain, an infographic competition to explain the scale of the brain. Here is the winner…

The human brain is an incredibly complex organ with seven orders of magnitude of spatial complexity and at least 10 orders of temporal magnitude.



MIT’s EyeWire teamed up with FEI and Visually for an infographic competition to explain the scale of the brain. The competition closed at the end of April and the entries looked amazing!

1st place:

Chris Whittaker and Laura White of Ashfield Healthcare Communications, and Craig Armstrong of CreativeFusion used a metaphor approach that put them in first place. They scaled the human brain all the way up to the scale of the world and described the size the structures of the brain would be at that size. This brings the tiniest brain structures into a scale we can all relate to. This approach combined with a crisp, clean style, does a great job of clearly explaining the scale of the human brain.

Human Brain- infographic



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