From The Guardian newspaperJ.S. |

Any onlooker fleetingly imagining they spotted a human brain in the flurry of cherubs and drapery swirling around the figure of God as he stretches out a hand to raise Adam to life in Michaelangelo’s famous fresco from the Sistine Chapel would probably conclude there was some malfunction in their own brain.

However, four eminent scientists are convinced the swirls are not meaningless decoration, but a transverse section of the sagittal section of a human brain.

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(Image above courtesy of The Guardian: Detail from the Transfiguration of Christ by Gerard David showing a resemblance to a section of the brain at right)