WATCH: The man with the most famous brain in science

Colin Holmes never planned for his brain to go viral, but it's showed up in 800 scientific papers and it's being used in over 1,000 labs.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — “We used the Colin 27.”

“What’s a Colin 27?”

“It’s a brain atlas standard.”

“OK, but who is that?”


“Colin 27.”

“I dunno. Probably a guy named Colin.”

And that’s how I first met Colin Holmes — or, rather, his famous brain.

, of the National Institutes

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