Orange Neural Network Puzzle
This laser-cut wood jigsaw puzzle features a microscopic photograph of midbrain neurons. Scientists at the Schaffer Lab at UC Berkeley derived the neurons from human pluripotent stem cells. The ability to create nigral or midbrain neurons from stem cells may lead to new therapies to help people with neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s.

Available in 3 sizes

  • 5x5" (51 pieces)
  • 6x9" (106 pieces)
  • 10" round (172 pieces)

about our puzzles
Our plywood jigsaw puzzles are made by lasers and algorithms in Somerville, MA. The intricate branching shapes of the puzzle pieces emerge from an algorithm simulating crystal growth. The organic forms are cut from plywood by a laser, resulting in a uniquely challenging puzzle crafted from premium materials.

Each puzzle includes 2 to 5 science-themed whimsies (puzzle pieces shaped like neurons, brains, DNA, microscopes, etc) that complement the photograph.

image credits
This puzzle is produced in collaboration with IlusArt. The photograph was created by Tandis Vazin, Ph.D. & David V. Schaffer, Ph.D. at the Schaffer Lab, University of California, Berkeley

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