Brain of a medieval child found in France

Scientists have found a 13th century preserved brain, complete with intact neurons and brain cells, inside the skull of an 18-month old child found in northwestern France.

Scientists think the burial conditions - acidic soil and salt water - led to the exceptional state of preservation. The body was unearthed in 1998 and the brain is still being studied.

Nota bene: The linked article contains detailed anatomical images and descriptions that, while clinical in tone, may be inappropriate for sensitive readers.