Neuroscientist Gregory Berns has a closet full of brains in his lab at Emory University.
There are brains from a few species of dolphins. There are coyote brains and a Tasmanian devil brain, which Berns said is sort of the jewel of the collection -- it's the only one in North America, as far as he knows.
He pulls one in a plastic container down off the shelf.
“This is the brain of a German shepherd who I knew, who was owned by a friend of mine.” He said it's a little sad working with that brain, since he knew the animal.