Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Heart Bared, in its Many Guises, at The Wellcome Collection

The Wellcome Collection is presenting a survey of "the heart" in medicine, art, myth, and culture. From the website:
The heart, widely understood as the place where life begins and ends, has always featured as a potent symbol in our religions, myths and rituals. Modern medical science has taught us that much of the power and influence traditionally attributed to the heart actually lies in the brain. Nevertheless we remain reluctant to let go of the notion - deeply rooted in everyday language and imagery - that the heart is the home of our emotions and of our true character.

Check it out here.

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