The 9 Best Brain Models

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in April of 2018. A model of the brain can be an excellent teaching tool. There are several different types available, ranging in price, size, material, and level of complexity, so whether you're an elementary school teacher introducing kids to human anatomy, a med student studying for a test, or a doctor trying to help patients visualize a condition, there's something for you on this list. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Vision Scientific Regional

2. Axis Scientific Colored

3. Walter Products Life Size

Editor's Notes

March 04, 2021:

We removed the Anatomical Chart Company Budget With Arteries because of its low-quality paint that made the features hard to distinguish. The Eisco Labs 1/2 Size was removed because many found its small numbers difficult to read and it only featured one half of a brain. The Learning Resources Human Anatomy was removed because it was more of a toy than a learning tool and other options in its price- and age-range do a better job of making learning about the brain fun.

New to the list, we have the Axis Scientific Colored. While it only features two pieces, it is a highly detailed option designed by and for medical professionals. Bright colors make it easy to distinguish between different areas at a glance.

The Xindam 8-Part comes with a 3-piece skull model in addition to the brain, providing a wider scope of human anatomy and showing the brain's position in context. It is held together with magnets and features fairly realistic coloring.

The Geekidoc Anatomy is designed to be easy to travel with, as it comes with a carrying case that allows it to be stored upright to prevent damage in transit. The wooden base has a nice look that makes it a good display piece.

While the Atriot Wonders won't be comprehensive enough for a medical student, it's a good choice for younger kids who are interested in learning about science. The model is made up of several flat pieces that can be put together to form a 3-D display of the brain. It also comes bundled with flash cards, posters, and an illustrated booklet full of information and activities.

October 01, 2019:

These models can be useful for different people, from medical students to elementary school teachers, so it's important to know what your needs are going in. Those who are teaching kids about basic anatomy can find options like the Learning Resources Cross Section that are durable and easy to understand. Med students looking for a good study tool, on the other hand, will want a more detailed option like the Vision Scientific Regional, that can bring the diagrams from an anatomy textbook into three-dimensional context. Make sure to check the size before you buy, as some models are life-size or larger, while others are scaled down.

Special Honors

3B Brain and Ventricle This model isn't a sculpted rendering of the organ, it's an original cast of a real human brain. It comes bundled with a model of the side ventricles of the brain mounted on a display stand. The set also includes a digital course and is backed by a 5-year warranty.

4. Xindam 8-Part

5. Burrell Working Solutions Handy

6. Geekidoc Anatomy

7. Atriot Wonders

8. Fame Master 4D

9. Learning Resources Cross Section

Sheila O'Neill
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