SCIENCE
11/15/2014 09:18 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2014

These Forgotten Brains From A Mental Hospital Are Oddly Fascinating

Adam Voorhes has taken a gruesome collection of preserved brains and transformed it into pure art.

The Austin, Texas-based photographer spent more than a year creating high-resolution images of more than 700 deformed brains dating back to the 1960s. He discovered the specimens at the University of Texas Mental Hospital in 2011 while working on an assignment for Scientific American, the Washington Post reported.

The photographs are featured in a new book co-authored with journalist Alex Hannaford, entitled "Malformed: The Forgotten Brains of the Texas Mental Hospital."

Scroll down to see Voorhes' photographs of the forgotten brains.

PHOTO GALLERY
PHOTOS: 60-Year-Old Preserved Brains From Texas Mental Hospital
HuffPost

BEFORE YOU GO

PHOTO GALLERY
Stunning Brain Images Reveal Beauty Of Fragile Brain
CONVERSATIONS