Time for another "science-is-awesome-yet-freaks-me-out" moment.
While this may not surprise anyone who has recently been following politics, apparently we are now in the era of the mini-brain.
Courtesy of the Boston Globe's Stat, check out this video about Tufts University researchers who have concocted a way to create a tiny brain using mice neurons.
Scientists "have perfected a recipe for growing millions of neurons inside a scaffolding of pure silk," Stat says. "The neurons, drawn from mice, join together and send signals to each other, like real brains do. And they can survive in these brain-like webs for months."