A city-based psychiatrist has created a unique brain museum here for educating people about the functioning of this vital organ.

Dr. Avinash Joshi, a psychiatrist associated with the KEM hospital in Mumbai for nearly two decades, brainstormed for almost two-and-a half years to come up with the idea for “inculcating scientific temper about brain and mind” among people.

“Brain is the most complex structure in the universe. As a matter of fact the whole universe stays in the brain and not outside,” Dr Joshi told PTI.

The museum, modelled on the Chandigarh Rock Garden displays all facets of the brain like anatomy, physiology, psychology, psychiatry, neurology, neurosurgery, parapsychology, sociology, philosophy and spirituality.

Self-illustrated bright images with text in Hindi and English help a common visitor to understand the functioning of the organ, he said.

The museum also exhibits and explains neurological problems right from head ache to brain tumour and psychiatric problems ranging from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia, Dr. Joshi said.

Emotional problems such as anger, fear and personality disorders have also been dealt with in the museum, he said.

The museum takes one through the history of mental illness, treatment methods, journey of the brain science and culminates into modern times’ thinking about the brain, Dr. Joshi explained.

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