Scott G. Winterton, Deseret Morning News
Elena Filchakova, left, of the University of Utah neuroscience graduate program holds a brain as she explains how the human brain works to students at Northwest Middle School in Salt Lake City on Monday. The U.'s neuroscience program and the Brain Institute brought brains to the school so students could touch and learn about them firsthand.

Elena Filchakova, left, of the University of Utah neuroscience graduate program holds a brain as she explains how the human brain works to students at Northwest Middle School in Salt Lake City on Monday. The U.'s neuroscience program and the Brain Institute brought brains to the school so students could touch and learn about them firsthand.