Doctor 3D-Prints Brain as Christmas Tree Ornament

What a thoughtful decoration.

— -- A British pediatrician is decorating his tree this year with the most thoughtful Christmas tree ornament ever: A replica of his own brain.

Once printed, Kelly spray-painted the models silver. Now several of the replicas hang on his Christmas tree at home.

“It was just a slightly random fun thing to do while working in a brain research department, and my wife loves Christmas decorations,” he said when asked by why he created the brain ornaments. “It’s had a bit of a mixed reaction; either ‘cool’ or ‘a bit spooky.’”

Kelly also 3D-printed a full sized model of his brain that he said he plans to use as a desktop conversation piece.